-τας

See also: τᾶς, τας, and τάς

Ancient GreekEdit

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Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Hellenic *-tāts, from Proto-Indo-European *-teh₂ts. Cognate with Sanskrit -ताति (-tāti), and Latin -tās, from which English -ity.

SuffixEdit

-τᾱς (-tāsf (genitive -τᾱτος); third declension (Epic, Aeolic, Doric)

  1. Forms nouns representing a state of being
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Etymology 2Edit

From Proto-Hellenic *-tās (whence also Mycenaean Greek 𐀑𐀴𐀲 (ki-ti-ta /ktitā(s)/)), probably a masculine formation from Proto-Indo-European *-teh₂ (perhaps still seen in Latin Monēta), feminine of *-tós. Originally used in adjectival compounds, the suffix's narrowing to agentivity may be by analogy to -τήρ (-tḗr) and -τωρ (-tōr).

SuffixEdit

-τᾱς (-tāsm (genitive -τᾱ); first declension (Epic, Aeolic, Doric)

  1. Added to noun stems to form masculine nouns of the person concerned with a thing
  2. Added to verb stems to form masculine agent nouns: -er
  3. Added to place names to form masculine demonyms: -ian
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Derived termsEdit

Category Ancient Greek words suffixed with -τας (demonym) not found