-logy

-logy
-logy suffix meaning "a speaking, discourse, treatise, doctrine, theory, science," from Gk. -logia (often via Fr. -logie or M.L. -logia), from root of legein "to speak;" thus, "the character or deportment of one who speaks or treats of (a certain subject);" see LECTURE (Cf. lecture) (n.).

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  • -logy — lo*gysuff. [Gr. ?, fr. lo gos word, discourse, fr. le gein to speak. See {Logic}.] A combining form denoting a discourse, treatise, doctrine, theory, science; as, theology, geology, biology, mineralogy. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • logy — (adj.) dull and heavy, 1848, Amer.Eng., perhaps from Du. log heavy, dull + Y (Cf. y) (2); Cf. M.L.G. luggich sleepy, sluggish. Or perhaps a variant of LOGGY (Cf. loggy) …   Etymology dictionary

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