-logue

-logue
comb. form (US -log)
1 forming nouns denoting talk (dialogue) or compilation (catalogue).
2 = -LOGIST (ideologue).
Etymology: from or after F -logue f. Gk -logos, -logon

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(also -log) comb. form
1) denoting discourse of a specified type

dialogue

2) denoting compilation

catalogue

3) equivalent to -logist
Origin:
from French -logue, from Greek -logos, -logon

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-logue (NAmE also -log) combining form
(in nouns) talk or speech

a monologue

See also: ↑-log  
Word Origin:
[-logue] from French -logue, from Greek -logos, -logon.

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-logue
(lɒg)
the form assumed by the Gr. -λογος, -λογον in adapted words (most of them through Fr.), as analogue, catalogue, dialogue. The words with this ending which are designations of persons (in most instances repr. actual or assumed Gr. compounds of -λόγος ‘speaker, discourser’, and related to parallel formations in -logy) are now little used, derivatives in -loger, -logist, or -logian being commonly preferred. Examples are Assyriologue, astrologue, ideologue, philologue, Sinologue, theologue.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.


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