-ιστος

See also: ιστός and ἱστός

Ancient GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *-istHos, from *-yōs (elative suffix) +‎ *-tHós (adjectival suffix).[1][2] Cognate with Proto-Indo-Iranian *-ištʰas, Proto-Germanic *-istaz.

PronunciationEdit

 

SuffixEdit

-ῐστος (-istosm (feminine -ῐ́στη, neuter -ῐστον); first/second declension[3]

  1. Added to some adjectives to form a superlative adjective

InflectionEdit

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Beekes, Robert S. P. (2011) Comparative Indo-European Linguistics: An Introduction, revised and corrected by Michiel de Vaan, 2nd edition, Amsterdam, Philadelphia: John Benjamins Publishing Company, page 221
  2. ^ Ringe, Donald (2006) From Proto-Indo-European to Proto-Germanic (A Linguistic History of English; 1)‎[1], Oxford: Oxford University Press, →ISBN, page 284
  3. ^ Smyth, Herbert Weir (1920) , “Part II: Inflection”, in A Greek grammar for colleges, Cambridge: American Book Company, § 318