-σις

See also: -sis

Ancient GreekEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From earlier -τις (-tis) (retained after dentals), from Proto-Indo-European *-tis. The *t changed to *s by assibilation and palatalization, triggered by the following *i.

PronunciationEdit

 

SuffixEdit

-σῐς (-sisf (genitive -σεως or -σῐος or -σηος); third declension

  1. Added to verb stems to form abstract nouns or nouns of action, result or process

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Smyth, Herbert Weir (1920), “Part III: Formation of Words”, in A Greek grammar for colleges, Cambridge: American Book Company, § 840.2