Origin of -opia
Words nearby -opia
WORDS THAT USE -OPIA
What does -opia mean?
The combining form -opia is used like a suffix denoting visual disorders. It is often used in medical terms, especially in ophthalmology.
The combining form -opia comes from the Greek ṓps, meaning “eye” or “face.” The Greek ṓps is also at the root of the word cyclops, a mythical giant with a single large eye. Cyclops literally means “round-eye” in Greek.
What are variants of –opia?
Occasionally, -opsia is used as a variant of -opia, as in teleopsia. Another rare variant of -opia is -opy.
Speaking of ophthalmology, this “eyeful” of a word uses ophthalmo-, a combining form from the Greek ophthalmós, which is ultimately related ṓps, source of -opia.
Examples of -opia
The combining form -opia is used to name various visual disorders. One such condition is polyopia, “the perception of several visual images of one object, multiple vision.”
The first part of the word, poly-, means “much, many.” As we know, -opia refers to sight and seeing. Polyopia has a literal sense of “seeing many visions.”
What are some words that use the combining form –opia?
- myopia (using the equivalent form of -opia in New Latin)
- nyctalopia (using the equivalent form of -opia in Late Latin)
What are some other forms that -opia may be commonly confused with?
How to use -opia in a sentence
Cnopia is a contraction for Can-Opia; and the temple was certainly founded by people from Egypt.
Why, Eth'opia, I reckon, if she's got a crew of Eth'opians settin' on t'other side of 'er superstructure.The Cruise of the Dry Dock|T. S. Stribling
The souls of the living they name goeiz, those of the dead opia.