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 History of this Word

"logy" is from "logos" (word or speech) spoken by people of Greece starting about 1000 B.C.

Notes

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

More words with this suffix,
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Words related to this meaning

grammar is modifier

"-logy" is a type of suffix

Definition

A word ending that indicates body of knowledge or collection. Created by people to expand meaning of words. Can be added to the end of many words.

Examples of how the word is used

-logy illustration Our biology requires us to breathe air
-logy illustration The trilogy requires a larger plot, greater and more extensive characterization, and greater description.