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Some Suffixes used in Forming Nouns from Verb Stems (Primary Suffixes)

1. -τωρ, -τορ, -τηρ, denoting the agent: “ἡγήτωρ” (“ἡγέομαι”), ‘leader’; “κοσμήτωρ” (“κοσμέω”), ‘marshaler’; “α?ρητήρ” (“α?ράομαι”), ‘one who prays,’ ‘priest.’

2. -τι-ς, -σι-ς; -τυ?-ς; -ωλή, -ωρή, make feminine nouns denoting actions: “ἀνάβλησις” (“ἀναβάλλομαι”), ‘postponement’; “φάτις” (“φημί”), ‘saying’; “βοητυ?ς” (“βοάω”), ‘outcry’; “παυσωλή” (“παύω”), ‘pause’; “ἐλπωρή” (“ἔλπομαι”), ‘hope.’

3. -τρο-ν makes a neuter noun denoting an instrument: “ἄροτρον” (“ἀρόω”), ‘plow.’

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