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logy

[loh-gee] /ˈloʊ gi/
adjective, logier, logiest.
1.
lacking physical or mental energy or vitality; sluggish; dull; lethargic.
Origin of logy
1840-1850
1840-50, Americanism; perhaps < Dutch log heavy, cumbersome + -y1
Related forms
logily, adverb
loginess, noun

-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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Historical Examples
  • Besides all this, the water was warm; the trout were logy and would not rise.

    Wood Folk at School William J. Long
  • She is light gaited, not long and logy in her movements, and carries her own head.

    Patroclus and Penelope Theodore Ayrault Dodge
  • Tony thinks that Americans eat too much that is sweet; it makes them logy and sleepy.

    Steel Charles Rumford Walker
  • The cattle were lazy and logy from water, often admitting of riding within a rod, thus rendering the brands readable at a glance.

    Wells Brothers

    Andy Adams
  • She was logy, at times, and hated to start; but once you got her going you had a proper job to stop her.

    Their Son; The Necklace

    Eduardo Zamacois
  • The more the air presses upon us the lighter we feel, and the less it presses upon us the more "logy" we feel.

    Under the Maples John Burroughs
  • Her petulant sister and the logy Luella never dreamed that Aunt Crete desired such un-auntly indulgences.

    Aunt Crete's Emancipation Grace Livingston Hill
  • The canvas is rather a logy, limp sort of craft, to my thinking, and liable to drown her crew if swamped.

    Woodcraft and Camping George Washington Sears (Nessmuk)
  • The fish are runnin' smaller an' smaller, an' you've took baout as logy a halibut's we're apt to find this trip.

    "Captains Courageous" Rudyard Kipling
  • In the shifting breeze it swayed sluggishly, heavily, as if riding at anchor like a logy ship of the air.

    The Mystery Stewart Edward White and Samuel Hopkins Adams
British Dictionary definitions for logy

logy

/ˈləʊɡɪ/
adjective logier, logiest
1.
(mainly US) dull or listless
Derived Forms
loginess, noun
Word Origin
C19: perhaps from Dutch log heavy

-logy

combining form
1.
indicating the science or study of: musicology
2.
indicating writing, discourse, or body of writings: trilogy, phraseology, martyrology
Derived Forms
-logical, -logic, combining_form:in_adjective
-logist, combining_form:in_noun:countable
Word Origin
from Latin -logia, from Greek, from logos word; see logos
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Word Origin and History for logy
adj.

"dull and heavy," 1848, American English, perhaps from Dutch log "heavy, dull" + -y (2); cf. Middle Low German luggich "sleepy, sluggish." Or perhaps a variant of loggy.

-logy

word-forming element meaning "a speaking, discourse, treatise, doctrine, theory, science," from Greek -logia (often via French -logie or Medieval Latin -logia), from root of legein "to speak;" thus, "the character or deportment of one who speaks or treats of (a certain subject);" see lecture (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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logy in Medicine

-logy suff.
Science; theory; study: dermatology.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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