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839AGENCY

a. The primary suffixes τα_, τηρ, τορ, τρο, ευ, denoting the agent or

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1. τα_ (nom. -τή-ς): κρι-τή-ς judge (κρί_νω decide, κρι-), κλέπ-τη-ς thief (κλέπ- steal), ποιη-τή-ς poet, i.e. maker (ποιέ-ω make), αὐλη-τή-ς flute-player (αὐλέ-ω play the flute), μαθ-η-τή-ς pupil (μανθάνω learn, μαθ-ε-), ἱκ-έ- suppliant (ἱκ-νέ-ομαι come, ἱκ-).

2. τηρ (nom. -τήρ): δο-τήρ giver (δί-δω-μι give, δο-, δω-), σω-τήρ saviour (σῳ save).

3. τορ (nom. -τωρ): ῥή-τωρ orator (ἐρέω shall say, ἐρ-, ῥε-), εἴ-ρη-κα have spoken, κτίς-τωρ founder (κτίζω found, κτιδ-), σημάντωρ commander poet. (σημαίνω give a signal, σημαν-).

4. τρο (nom. -τρό-ς): ἰ_α_-τρό-ς physician (ἰ_ά_-ομαι heal).

5. ευ (nom. -εύ-ς): γραφ-εύ-ς writer (γράφ-ω write), τοκ-εύ-ς father (τίκτ-ω beget, τεκ-).

b. The primary suffixes τριδ, τρια_, τειρα_, τιδ are feminine.

1. τριδ (nom. -τρίς): αὐλη-τρίς female flute-player.

2. τρια_ (nom. -τρια): ποιή-τρια poetess (late), ψάλ-τρια female harper (ψάλλω play the harp, ψαλ-).

3. τειρα_ (nom. -τειρα from τερ-ῖα): σώ-τειρα fem. of σω-τήρ, δό-τειρα fem. δο-τήρ.

4. τιδ (nom. -τις): ἱκ-ε-τις female suppliant fem. of ἱκ-έ-της.

c. The same root or verb-stem may have different suffixes denoting the agent γεν-έ-της, γεν-ε-τήρ, γεν-έ-τωρ begetter; μαθ-η-τρίς, or μαθ-ή-τρια female pup fem. of μαθ-η-τής.

d. Words in -τηρ, -τρις, -ευς are oxytone. Words in -τωρ, -τειρα, -τρια have recessive accent. Words in -της are oxytone or paroxytone.

e. See also ον (nom. -ων) 861. 18.

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