Sophy

Sophy

[soh-fee, sof-ee]
noun, plural Sophies. (sometimes lowercase)
any of the Safavid rulers of Persia: used as a title.
Also, Sophi.


Origin:
1530–40; probably < Turkish sofi < Persian ṣūfī sufi, by association with Safawī the safavid dynasty

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-sophy

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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Sophy or Sophi (ˈsəʊfɪ)
 
n , pl -phies
(formerly) a title of the Persian monarchs
 
[C16: from Latin sophī wise men, from Greek sophos wise]
 
Sophi or Sophi
 
n
 
[C16: from Latin sophī wise men, from Greek sophos wise]

-sophy
 
n combining form
indicating knowledge or an intellectual system: philosophy; theosophy
 
[from Greek -sophia, from sophia wisdom, from sophos wise]
 
-sophic
 
adj combining form
 
-sophical
 
adj combining form

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-sophy
suffix meaning "knowledge," from O.Fr. -sophie, from L. -sophia, from Gk. -sophia, from sophia "skill, wisdom, knowledge," of unknown origin.
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