Sophy

[soh-fee, sof-ee]
Also Sophi.

Origin of Sophy

1530–40; probably < Turkish sofi < Persian ṣūfī sufi, by association with Safawī the safavid dynasty

-sophy

  1. a combining form occurring in loanwords from Greek (philosophy; theosophy); on this model used, with the meaning “science of,” in the formation of compound words: anthroposophy.

Origin of -sophy

< Greek -sophia, combining form of sophía skill, wisdom; see -y3
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Contemporary Examples of sophy

  • Dr. Sophy notes that “some clinics are more expensive, some are less, depending on bells and whistles.”

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    Lizzie Crocker

    June 15, 2011

  • Dr. Sophy says the gender imbalance is in part “hormonally driven,” and that testosterone is a big trigger for men.

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    Lizzie Crocker

    June 15, 2011

  • “There are parameters on relationships in sex rehab,” says Dr. Sophy.

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    June 15, 2011

  • The average length of stay at sex rehabilitation centers is 30 – 45 days, says Sophy.

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Historical Examples of sophy


British Dictionary definitions for sophy

Sophy

Sophi

noun plural -phies
  1. (formerly) a title of the Persian monarchs

Word Origin for Sophy

C16: from Latin sophī wise men, from Greek sophos wise

-sophy

n combining form
  1. indicating knowledge or an intellectual systemphilosophy; theosophy
Derived Forms-sophic or -sophical, adj combining form

Word Origin for -sophy

from Greek -sophia, from sophia wisdom, from sophos wise
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Word Origin and History for sophy

-sophy

word-forming element meaning "knowledge," from Old French -sophie, from Latin -sophia, from Greek -sophia, from sophia "skill, wisdom, knowledge" (see Sophia).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper