See also: sis, SIS, sís, šis, šīs, şiş, and -σις

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Ultimately from Ancient Greek -σις (-sis, forms noun of action), often via Latin or French.

SuffixEdit

-sis (plural -ses)

  1. forming nouns of action or process
    catharsis, dialysis, diagnosis, crisis
  2. (medicine) forming nouns of condition
    psoriasis, sepsis, tuberculosis, psychosis
  3. forming additional nouns
    basis, oasis, thesis, stasis

Usage notesEdit

Not very productive: primarily used for borrowed terms from Ancient Greek, though there are also modern coinages based on Ancient Greek roots.

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LatinEdit

SuffixEdit

-sīs

  1. dative masculine plural of -sus
  2. dative feminine plural of -sus
  3. dative neuter plural of -sus
  4. ablative masculine plural of -sus
  5. ablative neuter plural of -sus
  6. ablative feminine plural of -sus