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Re: [dinosaur] An etymological question



I imagine -is, -idos the femininizer must have been at least synchronically identical with -is, -idos the feminine patronymic ending.

Cf http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/text?doc=Perseus:text:1999.04.0007:smythp=845

On Fri, May 24, 2019 at 5:19 PM David Marjanovic <david.marjanovic@gmx.at> wrote:
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).


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