-andry

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Etymology[edit]

From three inextricable sources:

  • the Ancient Greek -ανδρία (-andría), forming abstract nouns of quality or condition from ἀνήρ (anḗr, man”, “husband);
  • Ancient Greek ἀνδρ- (andr-) (andr-: the stem of ἀνήρ (anḗr)) + English -y (suffix forming abstract nouns of quality or condition); and,
  • the -andry element of polyandry. First attested in 1680.

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-andry

  1. male mate(s), husband(s)
    mono- + ‎-andry → ‎monandry [1855]
    polygyny + ‎-andry → ‎polygynandry [1962]
  2. man, men; male(s)
    pseudo- + ‎-andry → ‎pseudandry [1868]
    mis- + ‎-andry → ‎misandry [1898]
    protero- + ‎-andry → ‎proterandry [1922]
  3. male reproductive organ(s); (especially in botany): stamen(s)
    proto- + ‎-andry → ‎protandry [1870]
    syn- + ‎-andry → ‎synandry [1900]

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