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 History of this Word

"ia" is from "ia" spoken by ancient people in central Italy around 700 B.C.

Notes

In this sense, it is a word added to another word to form a new word.

More words with this suffix,
Bolivia
fuchsia
militia
genitalia
personalia

Words related to this meaning

grammar is modifier

"-ia" is a type of suffix

Definition

A word ending that indicates a place, abnormal condition, plant or associated with. Created by people to expand meaning of words. Can be added to the end of many words.

Examples of how the word is used

-ia illustration Will India be a world economic Superpower?
-ia illustration Gardenias should be planted in well conditioned soil containing peat moss and compost.