-φόρος

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Greek[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Formed from the Ancient Greek verb φέρω ‎(phérō, carry, bring), akin to the similar noun φόρος m ‎(fóros, tax).

Pronunciation[edit]

IPA(key): /'foɾos/

Suffix[edit]

-φόρος ‎(-fórosm

  1. added to a noun to form a new noun for something or someone that, literally or figuratively, carries or bears that first noun:
    άχθος ("burden")   x   αχθοφόρος ("porter")
    ασθενής ("patient")   x   ασθενοφόρο ("ambulance")
    πετρέλαιο ("petrol")   x   πετρελαιοφόρο ("petrol or oil tanker")
  2. added to a noun to form a new adjective for something or someone that produces that first noun:
    καρπός ("fruit")   x   καρποφόρος ("fruitful")
    οπώρα ("fruit")   x   οπωροφόρος ("fruit-producing")
  3. added to a noun to form a new adjective which indicates the result caused by the modified noun:
    θάνατος ("death")   x   θανατηφόρος ("lethal")
    κέρδος ("profit")   x   κερδοφόρος ("profitable")
  4. added to a noun to form a new adjective or noun which indicates a wearer of the modified noun:
    κέρατο ("horn")   x   κερασφόρος ("horned")
    ράσο ("robe")   x   ρασοφόρος ("robed/robe-wearer")
    φουστανέλα ("fustanella")   x   φουστανελοφόρος ("fustanella-wearer")

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