Greek suffixes

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Greek suffixes
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Greek suffixes for the final
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  1. -ad
    group of
  2. -ploid
    • fold
    • diploid
  3. -ize
    • to make, to do something with, to subject to, to become, verb suffix
    • antagonize, criticize, Americanize, anglicize
  4. -scope
    • instrument for viewing, to view, watch/look
    • periscope, Microscope, telescope
  5. -gram
    • thing written
    • telegram, diagram
  6. -graphy
    • writing, art or science of writing
    • autobiography, telegraphy, photography
  7. -graph
    • writing, instrument for writing
    • telegraph, photograph
  8. -metry
    • art or science for measuring
    • geometry, trigonometry
  9. -meter
    • measure, instrument for measuring, number of feet in poetry
    • perimeter, diameter, pentameter
  10. -phobe
    • one who fears or hates
    • Anglophobe, Francophobe
  11. -phobia
    • fear or hatred of
    • claustrophobia, agroaphobia
  12. -maniac
    • one having a madness or passion for
    • kleptomaniac, dipsomaniac
  13. -mania
    • madness about, passion for
    • kleptomania, dipsomania
  14. -nomy
    art of, science of, system of laws governing
  15. -logy
    • science of, systematic study of, system of, list of
    • biology, theology, astrology
  16. -ics
    -tics
    • art, science or study of
    • ethics, physics, genetics
  17. -cracy
    • rule by, type of government
    • democracy, aristocracy, bureaucracy
  18. -archy
    • rule by
    • monarchy, matriarchy
  19. -crat
    • one who advocates or practices rule by, one who rules by
    • democrat, aristocrat
  20. -arch
    • one who rules
    • monarch, matriarch
  21. -ist
    • one who believes in, one engaged in, expert in
    • Communist, antagonist
  22. -ism
    • belief in, practice of, condition of, example of, action of, theory of, characterization of
    • Communism, despotism, antagonism, alcoholism
  23. -t
    -te
    one who, he who, that which
  24. -ite
    -at(e)
    • one connected with, inhabitant of
    • sybarite, Israelite, dynamite
  25. -ician
    • specialist in, practitioner of
    • technician, electrician, tactician
  26. -ast
    -st
    • one who does
    • gymnast, enthusiast, analyst
  27. -sis
    -se
    -sy
    -sia
    • act of, state of, result of
    • analysis, diagnosis, dose, autopsy, amnesia
  28. -ma
    -m
    -me
    • result of , thing that is the result of
    • drama, problem, diadem, theme
  29. -y
    -ia
    • quality of, state of, act of, country of
    • agony, philanthropy, anemia
  30. -ous
    -ious
    • full of, pertaining to, like, having the character of
    • barbarous, amphibious, anonymous
  31. -oid
    • like, having the shape of
    • adenoid, spheroid
  32. -an
    -ian
    • pertaining to, like, one concerned with
    • barbarian, utopian, theologian
  33. -al
    • pertaining to, like, belonging to, having the character of
    • ideal, diagonal, ethical
  34. -ic
    -tic
    -ac
    • pertaining to, like
    • despotic, epidemic, cardiac, static

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