Ia

1 of 4

abbreviation

variants or IA
Iowa

-ia

2 of 4

noun suffix

1
: pathological condition
hysteria
2
: genus of plants or animals
Fuchsia
3
: territory : world : society
suburbia

-ia

3 of 4

plural noun suffix

1
: higher taxon (such as class or order) consisting of (such plants or animals)
Sauria
2
: things derived from or relating to (something specified)
militaria

-ia

4 of 4

plural of -ium

Word History

Etymology

Noun suffix

New Latin, from Latin & Greek, suffix forming feminine nouns

Plural noun suffix

New Latin, from Latin (neuter plural of -ius, adjective ending) & Greek, neuter plural of -ios, adjective ending

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Cite this Entry

“Ia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Ia. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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