a combining form meaning “knowledge,” occurring in loanwords from Greek and used in combination with other elements of Greek origin: physiognomy.

Nearby words

  1. -genous,
  2. -geny,
  3. -gerous,
  4. -glot,
  5. -gnathous,
  6. -gnosis,
  7. -gnostic,
  8. -gon,
  9. -gonium,
  10. -gony

Origin of -gnomy

< Late Latin -gnōmia < Greek. See gnomon, -y3

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