logy

[loh-gee]
adjective, logier, logiest.
lacking physical or mental energy or vitality; sluggish; dull; lethargic.

Origin:
1840–50, Americanism; perhaps < Dutch log heavy, cumbersome + -y1

logily, adverb
loginess, noun
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-logy

1.
a combining form used in the names of sciences or bodies of knowledge: paleontology; theology.
2.
a termination of nouns referring to writing, discourses, collections, etc.: trilogy; martyrology.

Origin:
Middle English -logie < Latin -logia < Greek. See -logue, -y3

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logy (ˈləʊɡɪ)
 
adj , logier, logiest
chiefly (US) dull or listless
 
[C19: perhaps from Dutch log heavy]
 
'loginess
 
n

-logy
 
n combining form
1.  indicating the science or study of: musicology
2.  indicating writing, discourse, or body of writings: trilogy; phraseology; martyrology
 
[from Latin -logia, from Greek, from logos word; see logos]
 
-logical
 
adj combining form
 
-logic
 
adj combining form
 
-logist
 
n combining form

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Word Origin & History

logy
"dull and heavy," 1848, Amer.Eng., perhaps from Du. log "heavy, dull."

-logy
"a speaking, discourse, treatise, doctrine, theory, science," from Gk. -logia (often via Fr. -logie or M.L. -logia), from root of legein "to speak;" thus, "the character or department of one who speaks or treats of (a certain subject);" see lecture.
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-logy suff.
Science; theory; study: dermatology.

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Example sentences
Or if you remember that logy is an adjective, then logiest can clear your rack.
During the first ten or fifteen minutes of our interview he seemed logy and understandably preoccupied.
The motor screamed but the logy boat barely inched ahead.
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