-ode


-ode
-ode1
a suffix of nouns, appearing in loanwords from Greek, where it meant "like"; used in the formation of compound words: phyllode. Cf. -oid.
[ < Gk -odes, prob. generalized from adjectives describing smells, as keódes smelling like incense; base od- of ózein to smell, give off odor]
-ode2
a combining form meaning "way," "road," used in the formation of compound words: anode; electrode.
[ < Gk -odos, comb. form of hodós]

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