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Re: [dinosaur] An etymological question

Gesendet:ÂDonnerstag, 23. Mai 2019 um 20:23 Uhr
Von:Â"Ben Creisler" <bcreisler@gmail.com>

>ÂGreek had a third declension feminine suffix -is, with a long stem in the 
>genitive case -idos. The word teuthis was formed from teuthos, it seems, with 
>a feminine ending to indicate a smaller size.

I wonder if that is the same underlying -id- that appears in patronymics 
(whence the Latinized family suffix -idae) and double diminutives (ther > 
therion > theridion).