fem. suffix, from French -esse, from Late Latin -issa, from Greek -issa (cognate with Old English fem. agent suffix -icge); rare in classical Greek but more common later, in diakonissa "deaconess" and other Church terms picked up by Latin.
word-forming element meaning "worshipper," from Greek -latres "worshipper of," related to latreia "worship" (see -latry).
word-forming element in words of Greek origin or formation meaning "five, containing five," from Greek penta- (before a vowel pent-), combining form of pente "five," related to Aeolian pempte (from PIE root *penkwe- "five"), with -a- probably by analogy of hepta-, ennea-, deka-.
word-forming element meaning "pertaining to," from Greek -etikos, adjectival suffix for nouns ending in -esis.
word-forming element meaning "pertaining to agriculture or cultivation," from Greek agros "field," from PIE root *agro- "field."
word-forming element meaning "one who is immersed in or driven by," mostly from French-derived words, ultimately from Greek -logos, -logon (see -logy). Now mostly superseded by -loger, -logist except in ideologue and a few others. As a combining element meaning "kind of discourse," it is from French -logue, from Greek -logos.
agential suffix, from French -ast, from Latin -asta, from Greek -astes, the form of -istes (see -ist) used after -i-.
word-forming element meaning "of the skull," from Latinized combining form of Greek kranion "skull" (see cranium).
word-forming element meaning "political; political and," from Latinized combining form of Greek politikos (see political).