See also: ιόν, ἰόν, ἴον, and -ίον

Ancient Greek edit

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Etymology edit

Perhaps neuter substantivisation of -ιος (-ios, adjective suffix), from Proto-Indo-European *-yós probably. For the development from adjective to diminutive, compare Sanskrit -क (-ka) and Proto-Slavic *-ъka. From the development from adjective to place, compare Latin -ārium. (Can this(+) etymology be sourced?)

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Suffix edit

-ῐον (-ionn (genitive -ῐ́ου); second declension

  1. A noun-forming diminutive suffix.
  2. Suffix forming names for places.

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