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Re: OT catachist etc (was: Connglish)

From:Lars Finsen <lars.finsen@...>
Date:Wednesday, November 29, 2006, 0:45
Den 20. nov. 2006 kl. 20.57 skrev R A Brown:
> > From this verb are derived quite regularly: > - a masculine noun with suffix -mos, denoting process, namely > _kate:khismos_ (catechism - the system of oral instruction); > - the masculine noun with suffix -te:s denoting 'agent'*, namely > _kate:khiste:s_ (catechist - one who gives oral instruction). > > *Female agent ended in -tria, -tris or -tis. But *kate:khistis > would still turn up in English as 'catechist' :)
Do you have etymologies for these suffixes? Seems like useful stuff. LEF


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