-sis

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See also: sis, SIS, sís, šis, šīs, şiş, and -σις

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Ultimately from Ancient Greek -σις (-sis, forms noun of action), often via Latin or French.

Suffix[edit]

-sis (plural -ses)

  1. forming nouns of action or process
    catharsis, dialysis, noesis, prosiopesis
  2. (medicine) forming nouns of condition
    psoriasis, sepsis

Usage notes[edit]

Not very productive: primarily used for borrowed terms from Ancient Greek, though there are also modern coinages based on Ancient Greek roots.

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Latin[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-sīs

  1. dative masculine plural of -sus
  2. dative feminine plural of -sus
  3. dative neuter plural of -sus
  4. ablative masculine plural of -sus
  5. ablative neuter plural of -sus
  6. ablative feminine plural of -sus