-ia

-ia1
suffix
1》 forming nouns adopted from Latin or Greek (such as mania), and modern Latin terms (such as utopia).
2》 forming names of:
    ↘Medicine states and disorders: anaemia.
    ↘Botany & Zoology genera and higher groups: dahlia.
3》 forming place names: India.
Origin
representing L. or Gk endings.
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-ia2
suffix forming noun plurals:
1》 from Greek neuter nouns ending in -ion or from those in Latin ending in -ium or -e: paraphernalia.
2》 Zoology in the names of classes: Reptilia.

English new terms dictionary. 2014.

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