- any of the Safavid rulers of Persia: used as a title.
Origin of Sophy
1530–40; probably < Turkish sofi < Persian ṣūfī sufi, by association with Safawī the safavid dynasty
- 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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Examples from the Web for sophy
Dr. Sophy notes that “some clinics are more expensive, some are less, depending on bells and whistles.”
Dr. Sophy says the gender imbalance is in part “hormonally driven,” and that testosterone is a big trigger for men.
“There are parameters on relationships in sex rehab,” says Dr. Sophy.
The average length of stay at sex rehabilitation centers is 30 – 45 days, says Sophy.
Sophy, you will tear Miss Cameron's scarf to pieces; do be quiet, child.
Sophy was unwell, was feverish; the scarlet fever had been in the neighbourhood.
During this confabulation, Maltravers and Evelyn were left alone with Sophy.
Sophy admitted him and left him in the library, while she went to summon her.
To Sophy, it was as terrifying as receiving money from the dead.
- (formerly) a title of the Persian monarchs
C16: from Latin sophī wise men, from Greek sophos wise
- indicating knowledge or an intellectual systemphilosophy; theosophy
from Greek -sophia, from sophia wisdom, from sophos wise
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Word Origin and History for sophy
word-forming element meaning "knowledge," from Old French -sophie, from Latin -sophia, from Greek -sophia, from sophia "skill, wisdom, knowledge" (see Sophia).
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