-crasy

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Ultimately from Ancient Greek κρᾶσις (krasis, mixing”, “tempering), often via Latin -crāsia and, additionally, Old French -crasie.

PronunciationEdit

SuffixEdit

-crasy

  1. Lending a sense of temperament; constituent pattern.

Usage notesEdit

  • Because -crasy and -cracy are homophones, and the former is comparatively much rarer, the two suffixes are often mistakenly conflated in the latter spelling, thus giving rise to such common misspellings as idiosyncracy.

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Last modified on 28 August 2013, at 11:26