Agent nouns (nomina agentis) in Greek are formed by several suffixes (-tḗr/-́tōr, -tās, -tēs, -eús, as well as some others). This article discusses their feminine counterparts, productivity, distribution and diachrony.
Agent nouns ( nomina agentis) in Greek were formed by means of the following suffixes (with their feminine counterparts):
- -tḗr/-́tōr, feminine -́teir-ă, -́tri-ă
- -tās (Attic-Ionic -tēs), feminine -́t-id-
- -eús, feminine -́ei-ă
- (late) feminine -́issa
- (late) feminine -aríā (?) (bor…