-ιάς

See also: -ίας

GreekEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈʝas/ (after β, δ, ζ, ρ)
  • IPA(key): /ˈças/ (after θ, π, σ, τ, φ)

SuffixEdit

-ιάς (-iásm

  1. added to another noun, verb or adjective to create agent noun agent nouns:
    βάφω (váfo, to paint) + ‎-ιάς (-iás) → ‎βαφιάς (vafiás, painter)
    χαλκός (chalkós, copper) + ‎-ιάς (-iás) → ‎χαλκιάς (chalkiás, copper worker)
    γράφω (gráfo, to write) + ‎-ιάς (-iás) → ‎γραφιάς (grafiás, scribe)
  2. added to another noun or adjective to denote winds from that direction:
    νότος (nótos, south) + ‎-ιάς (-iás) → ‎νοτιάς (notiás, south wind)
    βόρειος (vóreios, north) + ‎-ιάς (-iás) → ‎βοριάς (voriás, south wind)
  3. added to another plant/tree noun denote places with a lot of said plant/tree:
    πεύκο (péfko, pine) + ‎-ιάς (-iás) → ‎πευκιάς (pefkiás, place with a lot of pine trees)

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