Herbert Weir Smyth [n.d.], A Greek Grammar for Colleges; Machine readable text [info] [word count] [Smyth].
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Most stems are derived from roots by the addition of one or more formative suffixes.

δῶ-ρο-νgift,stem δωρο-,root δω (δί-δω-μι give),suffix ρο-.
γραμ-ματ-εύ-ςscribe,stem γραμματευ-,root γραφ,suffixes ματ and ευ.

a. Most words are therefore built up from root, suffix, and inflectional ending by a process of composition analogous to that seen in compounds ( cross869 ff.), in which the union of the various elements yields an idea different from that seen in each of the parts.

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Herbert Weir Smyth [n.d.], A Greek Grammar for Colleges; Machine readable text [info] [word count] [Smyth].
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