- name of a country: India
- name of a disease: pneumonia
- name of an ancient Greek or Roman festival: Lupercalia
- any of certain words formed in Greek or Latin and carried over into English: militia
- the English plural of any of certain Greek or Latin words: paraphernalia
- Bot. generic name of any of certain plants: Zinnia
- Zool. name of any of certain classes, orders, etc.: Reptilia
Origin of -iafor 1, 2, 7 (& sometimes 4), Classical Latin -ia and Classical Greek -ia from -i-, thematic vowel + -a, noun suffix of 1st declension; for 3, 5, 6 (& sometimes 4), Classical Latin -ia and Classical Greek -ia, neuter plural ending of Classical Latin nouns in -ium and Classical Greek nouns in -ion; -i-, thematic vowel + -a, suffix
- Disease; pathological or abnormal condition: anoxia.
- Territory; country: Australia.
Origin of -iaNew Latin from Latin -ia Greek -iā n. suff
Origin of -iaLatin neuter pl. of -ius and Greek neuter pl. of -ios n. and adj. suffixes