Main meanings of -ia in English

: -ia1-ia2

-ia1

suffix

  • 1Forming nouns adopted unchanged from Latin or Greek (such as mania, militia), and modern Latin terms (such as utopia).

  • 2Medicine
    Forming names of states and disorders.

    ‘anaemia’
    ‘diphtheria’
    1. 2.1Botany Zoology Forming names of genera and higher groups.
      ‘dahlia’
      ‘Latimeria’
  • 3Forming names of countries.

    ‘India’

Origin

Representing Latin or Greek endings.

Pronunciation

-ia

/ɪə/

Main meanings of -ia in English

: -ia1-ia2

-ia2

suffix

  • 1Forming noun plurals from Greek neuter nouns ending in -ion or from those in Latin ending in -ium or -e.

    ‘paraphernalia’
    ‘regalia’
  • 2Zoology
    Forming noun plurals in the names of classes.

    ‘Reptilia’

Pronunciation

-ia

/ɪə/