-ίων

See also: ιών, ἱών, Ἴων, and ἰών

Ancient GreekEdit

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Etymology 1Edit

Perhaps taken from Anatolian.

SuffixEdit

-ῑ́ων (-ī́ōnm or f (genitive -ῑ́ωνος or -ῑ́ονος); third declension

  1. (chiefly Epic) Suffix added to father's name that forms masculine patronymic, meaning "son of"
    Πηλεύς (Pēleús, Peleus) + ‎-ίων (-íōn) → ‎Πηλεΐων (Pēleḯōn, son of Peleus)
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ReferencesEdit

  • Smyth, Herbert Weir (1920), “Part III: Formation of Words”, in A Greek grammar for colleges, Cambridge: American Book Company, § 845

Etymology 2Edit

From Proto-Hellenic *-ihō, from Proto-Indo-European *-isō, from *-yōs (whence -ων (-ōn)).

SuffixEdit

-ῑ́ων (-ī́ōnm or f (neuter -ῑον); third declension

  1. Suffix added to some adjectival stems to form a comparative adjective: -er
    ἡδύς (hēdús, sweet) + ‎-ίων (-íōn) → ‎ἡδῑ́ων (hēdī́ōn, sweeter)
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