See also: -εία, -εῖα, εἴα, and εἶα

Ancient Greek edit

Etymology edit

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.

Pronunciation edit


Suffix edit

-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)

Declension edit

Derived terms edit