-algia


variant of algo- as final element of a compound word: neuralgia.

Nearby words

  1. -agra,
  2. -aholic,
  3. -aire,
  4. -al,
  5. -ales,
  6. -algy,
  7. -alis,
  8. -ally,
  9. -ama,
  10. -amic

Also -algy.

Origin of -algia

< New Latin < Greek; see algo-, -ia

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British Dictionary definitions for -algia

-algia

n combining form

denoting pain or a painful condition of the part specifiedneuralgia; odontalgia
Derived Forms-algic, adj combining form

Word Origin for -algia

from Greek algos pain

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Word Origin and History for -algia

-algia

word-forming element denoting "pain," from Greek algos "pain," algein "to feel pain," of unknown origin. Related to alegein "to care about," originally "to feel pain."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for -algia

-algia

suff.

Pain:neuralgia.

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