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Glossary of Greek suffixes

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-ize
to do, do as, imitate (verbal)
-tes, -ter, -tor, -ist
the agent, he who, that which (noun)
-sis
action, process, condition (noun)
-osis
condition (usually morbid) (noun)
-sia
action, process, condition (noun)
-ia
quality, condition (noun)
-ma
result of action
-oma
swelling or tumor (result of morbid action) (noun)
-mos
result of action (noun)
-ismos
result of action, condition, doctorine (noun)
-ion, idion, arion, iscos
small, diminuitive (noun)
-ides, -idea, -ida
descended from; related to
-ticos
capability, fitness, pertaining to
-icos, -acos
relation, firness, ability
-ite
belonging to, of the nature of
-itis"
condition, usually an inflammation
-oid, -oides, -odes
like, in the shape of
-ion
belonging or related to; "the part which"

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