See also: φόρος

Contents

GreekEdit

Alternative formsEdit

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")

Derived termsEdit


Related termsEdit