Agent nouns (nomina agentis) in Greek are formed by several suffixes (-tḗr/-́tōr, -tās, -tēs, -eús, as well as some others). This article discusses their feminine counterparts, productivity, distribution and diachrony.
Agent nouns (nomina agentis) in Greek were formed by means of the following suffixes (with their feminine counterparts):
- -tḗr/-́tōr, feminine -́teir-ă, -́tri-ă
- -tās (Attic-Ionic -tēs), feminine -́t-id-
- -eús, feminine -́ei-ă
- (late) feminine -́issa
- (late) feminine -aríā (?) (borrowed f…