Greek Suffixes and Their Meanings

Verbs

αω

εω

ευω

Action or State (do or be)

αζω

Frequentative or Intensive

σειω

Desire

οω

αινω

υνω

Causation (except mental action)

ιζω

Causation, Active, becoming, or Instrumental

σκω

σκε

Inceptive (making, becoming, beginning)

Nouns

της

τηρ

τωρ

ευς

ισσα (feminine)

Agent

σις

μος

Action or Quality

τρον

Instrumental

μα

εια

ος

Result of actions or thing itself

οτης

ια

συνη

ος

Result of actions or thing itself

ιον

ισκος

Diminutive

τηριον

ειον

Place or Manner

ολος

ωλος

ος

Chief Character or Custom, Abundance

Adjectives

ιος

ια

ιον

Possession, Attributive or Local

ικος

ικη

ικον

Pertaining to or Character of Ability or Fitness

ιμος

ιμη

ιμον

Quality

ινος

ινη

ινον

σος

Material

ρος

ρα

ρον

Complete possession or Quality

ης

ες

Correlative to noun (cf. Lie -lying)

μων

μοω

Attributive action of verb to person

τεος

τεα

τεον

Obligation or intent

τος

τη

τον

Possibility or Actuality