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Ancient GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

From -υς (-us, adjective suffix) or -εύς (-eús, masculine agent noun suffix) +‎ -ιᾰ (-ia, feminine suffix). Nouns formed with this suffix always have recessive accent, while feminine adjectives have accent on the penult if the corresponding masculine form has accent on the ultima.

PronunciationEdit

 

SuffixEdit

-ειᾰ (-eiaf (genitive -είᾱς); first declension

  1. Added to various stems to form feminine nouns of person or thing concerned
    ἱερός (hierós, holy) + ‎-εια (-eia) → ‎ἱέρειᾰ (hiéreia, priestess)
    Καῖσᾰρ (Kaîsar, Caesar) + ‎-εια (-eia) → ‎Καισᾰ́ρειᾰ (Kaisáreia, Caesarea)
  2. Added to adjectival stems to form a feminine form
    γλυκ-ύς m (gluk-ús, sweet) + ‎-εια (-eia) → ‎γλυκεῖα f (glukeîa, sweet)

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit