urgy

-urgy

a combining form occurring in loanwords from Greek, where it meant “work” (dramaturgy ): on this model, used in the formation of compound words (metallurgy ).

Origin:
< Greek -ourgia, akin to érgon to work

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-urgy
 
n combining form
indicating technology concerned with a specified material: metallurgy
 
[from Greek -urgia, from ergonwork]

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