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-logy

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There is a law that man should love his neighbor as himself. In a few hundred years it should be as natural to mankind as breathing or the upright gait; but if he does not learn it he must perish.
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Etymology

From Ancient Greek -λογία (-logia) or [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]], -logia, from Ancient Greek λέγω (legō), to speak); thus, "the character or department of one who speaks or treats of (a certain subject)"; see lecture.

Pronunciation

Suffix

-logy

  1. A branch of learning; a study of a particular subject.
    Examples: biology, geology, genealogy
    For more examples, see Wikipedia:List of ologies
  2. Something said, or a way of speaking.
    Examples: haplology, eulogy

Usage notes

The form -ology is also used when including the connecting vowel -o- that is commonly used in connecting two elements of Greek origin.

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