-mony

-mony

a suffix found on abstract nouns borrowed from Latin, usually denoting a status, role, or function (matrimony; testimony ), or a personal quality or kind of behavior (acrimony; sanctimony ).

Origin:
< Latin -mōnium (denominal), -mōnia (usually deadjectival), presumably orig. derivatives with -ium -ium, -ia -ia of -mōn-, an adj. or noun suffix, cognate with Greek -mōn (see hegemony); cf. alimony

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