- any of the Safavid rulers of Persia: used as a title.
Origin of Sophy
- 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
Examples from the Web for sophy
Contemporary Examples of 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.
Historical Examples of 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
Word Origin for Sophy
- indicating knowledge or an intellectual systemphilosophy; theosophy
Word Origin for -sophy
word-forming element meaning "knowledge," from Old French -sophie, from Latin -sophia, from Greek -sophia, from sophia "skill, wisdom, knowledge" (see Sophia).