Origin of -logue
Words nearby -logue
WORDS THAT USE -LOGUE
What does -logue mean?
The combining form -logue is used like a suffix meaning “discourse,” either spoken or written. Discourse means “communication of thought by words.” The form -logue is often used in everyday and technical terms.
The form -logue comes from Greek -logos, meaning “word” or “discourse.” To learn more about logos, you can read our entry on the English word logos here.
What are variants of -logue?
Occasionally, particularly in American English, -logue is spelled without the final -ue, as in analog. Additional related forms include -logic and -logy. Want to know more? Read our Words That Use article on all three forms.
Examples of -logue
An example of a word you may have encountered that features -logue is monologue, “a form of dramatic entertainment, comedic solo, or the like by a single speaker.” Monologue comes from French monologue, which uses the equivalent of the form -logue in that language.
The mono- part of the word means “alone,” “single,” or “one,” from Greek mónos. As we already know, -logue means “discourse.” Monologue literally translates to “single discourse.”
What are some words that use the equivalent of the combining form -logue in Greek?
What are some other forms that -logue may be commonly confused with?
Not every word that ends with the exact letters -logue, such as catalogue or collogue, is necessarily using the combining form -logue to denote “discourse.” Learn why catalogue means “a complete list of items” at our entry for the word.
How to use -logue in a sentence
“He said, 'It takes them two years to get permits in California,' ” Logue recalls.Rick Perry Just Might Run|Peter J. Boyer|May 27, 2011|DAILY BEAST
"I can cure you," Logue declared after they had spent an hour and a half together.
Logue, listening at home in London, with friends, rang the king immediately afterward to congratulate him.
Of all the women ever romantically linked to Strom Thurmond, none was as deadly as Sue Logue.South Carolina's Original Sinners|Jack Bass|June 30, 2009|DAILY BEAST
Cardinal Logue might declare that the Sinn Fein programme was insane, but it was persisted in without regard to his opinion.The Evolution of Sinn Fein|Robert Mitchell Henry
But for me all the Sahib-Logue would have been dead ere this.The Disputed V.C.|Frederick P. Gibbon
When Cardinal Logue's father died there was a collection for the general Church which realised more than eight hundred pounds.Ireland as It Is|Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
I assisted in leading him to a sofa in his cabin, where he was tenderly cared for by Dr. Logue, and then I assumed command.Famous Sea Fights|John Richard Hale
"Sahib logue" (sahibs) "mem logue" (ladies), "baba logue" (children).Wanderings in India|John Lang