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Postby Rufus Gulielmus » Thu Jun 12, 2008 6:39 pm

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Postby annis » Thu Jun 12, 2008 10:51 pm

Can you give some examples of actual words with this element in them?

I tried every variant spelling I could imagine, in Latin and Greek, and couldn't find any word that quite made sense.
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Postby mingshey » Thu Jun 12, 2008 11:02 pm

Could "lagona(flask)" have something to do with that?
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Postby Essorant » Fri Jun 13, 2008 3:40 am

After looking around a bit, I think you must mean the suffix -lagnia, from the Greek word <b>lagneia</b> "lust".

Here is a page I found with some -lagnia words.<pre></pre>
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Postby Essorant » Fri Jun 13, 2008 4:52 am

I could only find this for the legnia in saprolegnia:


Saprolegnia (sapro-, "rotted" + -legnia, "border" -- a "halo of rottenness")


From: http://employees.csbsju.edu/wlamberts/b ... vocab2.htm

The only l-word I know similar to "border" is Latin <b>limen</b>. It may be related somehow to this -legnia.

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