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-sophy

1.
a combining form occurring in loanwords from Greek (philosophy; theosophy); on this model used, with the meaning “science of,” in the formation of compound words:
anthroposophy.
Origin
< Greek -sophia, combining form of sophía skill, wisdom; see -y3
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British Dictionary definitions for -sophy

-sophy

combining form
1.
indicating knowledge or an intellectual system: philosophy, theosophy
Derived Forms
-sophic, -sophical, combining_form:in_adjective
Word Origin
from Greek -sophia, from sophia wisdom, from sophos wise
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Word Origin and History for -sophy

word-forming element meaning "knowledge," from Old French -sophie, from Latin -sophia, from Greek -sophia, from sophia "skill, wisdom, knowledge" (see Sophia).

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