See also: ἰά, ἴα, -ια, and -ιά

Ancient GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *-i-eh₂. Cognate with Latin -ia.

PronunciationEdit

 

SuffixEdit

-ῐ́ᾱ (-íāf (genitive -ῐ́ᾱς); first declension

  1. Added to stems of adjectives, rarely to the stems of verbs, and even more rarely to the stems of nouns, to form feminine abstract nouns

InflectionEdit

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DescendantsEdit

  • English: -ia
  • French: -ie

ReferencesEdit

  • Smyth, Herbert Weir (1920) , “Part III: Formation of Words”, in A Greek grammar for colleges, Cambridge: American Book Company, § 859.6

GreekEdit

PronunciationEdit

SuffixEdit

-ία (-íaf

  1. added to an adjective to create a noun denoting a country:
    Γάλλος (Gállos, French) + ‎-ία (-ía) → ‎Γαλλία (Gallía, France)
    Τούρκος (Toúrkos, Turk) + ‎-ία (-ía) → ‎Τουρκία (Tourkía, Turkey)
    Άγγλος (Ánglos, English) + ‎-ία (-ía) → ‎Αγγλία (Anglía, England)

DeclensionEdit