See also: φόρος

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EtymologyEdit

Formed from the Ancient Greek verb φέρω ‎(phérō, carry, bring), akin to the similar noun φόρος m ‎(fóros, tax).

PronunciationEdit

IPA(key): /'foɾos/

SuffixEdit

-φόρος ‎(-fórosm

  1. added to a noun to form a new noun for something or someone that, literally or figuratively, carries or bears that first noun:
    άχθος ("burden")     αχθοφόρος ("porter")
    ασθενής ("patient")     ασθενοφόρο ("ambulance")
    πετρέλαιο ("petrol")     πετρελαιοφόρο ("petrol or oil tanker")
  2. added to a noun to form a new adjective for something or someone that produces that first noun:
    καρπός ("fruit")     καρποφόρος ("fruitful")
    οπώρα ("fruit")     οπωροφόρος ("fruit-producing")
  3. added to a noun to form a new adjective which indicates the result caused by the modified noun:
    θάνατος ("death")     θανατηφόρος ("lethal")
    κέρδος ("profit")     κερδοφόρος ("profitable")
  4. added to a noun to form a new adjective or noun which indicates a wearer of the modified noun:
    κέρατο ("horn")     κερασφόρος ("horned")
    ράσο ("robe")     ρασοφόρος ("robed/robe-wearer")
    φουστανέλα ("fustanella")     φουστανελοφόρος ("fustanella-wearer")

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