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Etymology 1

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] -ia and Ancient Greek -ια, -εια (-ia), which form abstract nouns of feminine gender.

Suffix

-ia

  1. Used in forming names of countries, diseases, flowers.

Etymology 2

From the endings of corresponding [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] and Ancient Greek plural nouns.

Suffix

-ia

  1. Used in forming plurals of nouns in -ium and -ion.
  2. Used in forming analogous pluralia tantum, such as paraphernalia and Mammalia.

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