1Forming nouns adopted unchanged from Latin or Greek (such as mania, militia), and modern Latin terms (such as utopia).
Forming names of states and disorders.‘diphtheria’
- 2.1Botany Zoology Forming names of genera and higher groups.‘dahlia’
3Forming names of countries.
Representing Latin or Greek endings.
1Forming noun plurals from Greek neuter nouns ending in -ion or from those in Latin ending in -ium or -e.‘paraphernalia’
Forming noun plurals in the names of classes.