-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): /ˈfoɾos/

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 (áchthos, burde) + ‎-φόρος (-fóros) → ‎αχθοφόρος (achthofóros, porter)
    ασθενής (asthenís, patient) + ‎-φόρος (-fóros) → ‎ασθενοφόρο (asthenofóro, ambulance)
    πετρέλαιο (petrélaio, petrol) + ‎-φόρος (-fóros) → ‎πετρελαιοφόρο (petrelaiofóro, petrol or oil tanker)
  2. added to a noun to form a new adjective for something or someone that produces that first noun:
    καρπός (karpós, fruit) + ‎-φόρος (-fóros) → ‎καρποφόρος (karpofóros, fruitful)
    οπώρα (opóra, fruit) + ‎-φόρος (-fóros) → ‎οπωροφόρος (oporofóros, fruit-producing)
  3. added to a noun to form a new adjective which indicates the result caused by the modified noun:
    θάνατος (thánatos, death) + ‎-φόρος (-fóros) → ‎θανατηφόρος (thanatifóros, lethal)
    κέρδος (kérdos, profit) + ‎-φόρος (-fóros) → ‎κερδοφόρος (kerdofóros, profitable)
  4. added to a noun to form a new adjective or noun which indicates a wearer of the modified noun:
    κέρατο (kérato, horn) + ‎-φόρος (-fóros) → ‎κερασφόρος (kerasfóros, horned)
    ράσο (ráso, robe) + ‎-φόρος (-fóros) → ‎ρασοφόρος (rasofóros, robed/robe-wearer)
    φουστανέλα (foustanéla, fustanella) + ‎-φόρος (-fóros) → ‎φουστανελοφόρος (foustanelofóros, fustanella-wearer)

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