Logy definition

lōgē
The definition of logy is slowed down or groggy.

An example of logy is a family after eating a big Thanksgiving dinner.

An example of logy is the disoriented feeling after a long sleep.

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Logy is defined as a particular branch or field.

An example of logy used as a suffix is in the word biology, the study of living matter.

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Science; theory; study.

Dermatology; sexology.

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Slow to respond or react; lethargic.
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Terms formed with the -logy suffix.
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The science, doctrine, or theory of.

Biology, theology.

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Characterized by lethargy; sluggish.
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Discourse; expression.

Phraseology.

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Dull or sluggish, as from overeating.
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A (specified kind of) speaking.

Eulogy.

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Alternative Forms

Alternative Form of logy - ology

Origin of logy

  • ME -logie < OFr < L -logia < Gr < logos, word: see logic

    From Webster's New World College Dictionary, 5th Edition

  • Middle English -logie from Old French from Latin -logia from Greek -logiā (from logos word, speech leg- in Indo-European roots) and from -logos one who deals with (from legein to speak leg- in Indo-European roots)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Perhaps from Dutch log heavy or variant of English loggy heavy, sluggish from log

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Attested from the 19th century, of uncertain origin, perhaps from Dutch log "heavy, dull".

    From Wiktionary

  • Nominalization of the -logy suffix.

    From Wiktionary