Go to 'thermo-' entry Go to 'dino-' entry Go to 'chondro-' entry Go to 'aero-' entry Go to '-logy' entry Go to 'thaumato-' entry Go to 'nano-' entry Go to '-sophy' entry Go to 'bucco-' entry Go to '-ism' entry Go to '-lysis' entry Go to 'galacto-' entry Go to '-anthropy' entry Go to 'pneumo-' entry Go to '-ploitation' entry Go to '-lithic' entry Go to '-sepalous' entry Go to 'onco-' entry Go to '-parous' entry Go to 'dermato-' entry Go to 'multi-' entry Go to 'dodeca-' entry Go to '-zoon' entry Go to 'vermi-' entry Go to 'crystallo-' entry Go to 'biblio-' entry Go to 'eco-' entry Go to 'juxta-' entry Go to 'facio-' entry
Affixes: the building blocks of English
Affixes: the building blocks of English

-otic

Forming adjectives and nouns.

[French -otique, via Latin from the Greek adjectival ending -ōtikos.]

Such words usually correspond to nouns in -osis, such as hypnotic, narcotic, neurotic, osmotic, and symbiotic. Some do not have nouns in that form: erotic, exotic. Chaotic was formed from chaos on the model of hypnotic. A few are accidental formations in which -ic has been added to a stem ending in -ot, such as idiotic or patriotic.

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