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Ancient GreekEdit

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EtymologyEdit

  • Partially from a union of a stem vowel ε and -ιος (-ios), usually from stems in -εύς (-eús) (originally *-εϝ-, whence the Ionic diaeresis), and sometimes applied to other stems.
  • Partially from -εῖϝος, from Proto-Indo-European *-iHwós, an extended form of *-wós. Note the double Latin adoption -īvus (e.g. Argīvus) and -ēus (e.g. mūsēum). Cognate with Latin -īvus.

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SuffixEdit

-εῖος (-eîosm (feminine -είᾱ, neuter -εῖον); first/second declension

  1. Forms adjectives, usually with a meaning of "of" or "from".

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