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

-ure2

Forming nouns.

[Greek oura, tail.]

The best-known example is cynosure (kuōn, kun-, dog, originally the constellation Ursa Minor or the pole star, used for navigation), a person or thing that is the centre of attention or admiration. Several examples are alternative names for animals: gymnure (Greek gumnos, naked), the moonrat; zonure (Greek zōnē, girdle), the girdled lizard; dasyure (Greek dasus, rough, hairy), another name for the quoll.

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