Words related to -ia

euthanasia (n.)
1640s, "a gentle and easy death," from Greek euthanasia "an easy or happy death," from eu- "good" (see eu-) + thanatos "death" (see thanatology) + abstract noun ending -ia. Slightly earlier in Englished form euthanasy (1630s). Sense of "legally sanctioned mercy killing" is recorded in English by 1869.
fuchsia (n.)
red color (like that of the Fuchsia flowers), 1921, from the ornamental shrub (named 1703 by French botanist Charles Plumier; by 1753 in English), from the Latinized name of German botanist Leonhard Fuchs (1501-1566) + abstract noun ending -ia. The German surname is literally "fox." Not related to Latin fucus "seaweed, sea wrack, tangle" (see fucus) which also gave its name to a red color prepared from it.
gardenia (n.)
shrub genus, 1757, Modern Latin, named for Scottish-born American naturalist Dr. Alexander Garden (1730-1791), Vice President of the Royal Society, + abstract noun ending -ia.
gynecomastia (n.)
also gynaecomastia, gynecomasty, "condition of a man having breasts like a woman's," 1881, from gyneco- "woman, female" + Latinized form of Greek mazos "breast," variant of mastos (see masto-) + abstract noun ending -ia.
hebephrenia (n.)

"adolescent insanity," 1886, coined in Modern Latin by German psychiatrist Ewald Escker in 1871, from Greek hēbē "youth" (see Hebe (1)) + phrene "mind" (see phreno-) + abstract noun ending -ia. Related: Hebephreniac.

hyperaesthesia (n.)

"exalted sensation," 1835, from Modern Latin (1783), from hyper- "over, exceedingly, to excess" + Greek aisthēsis "feeling" (from PIE root *au- "to perceive") + abstract noun ending -ia. Related: Hyperaesthetic.

hyperthermia (n.)
1878, medical Latin, from hyper- "over, exceedingly, to excess" + Greek therme "heat" (see thermal) + abstract noun ending -ia.
hypothermia (n.)
1877, Modern Latin, from hypo- "under" (see hypo-) + Greek therme "heat" (from PIE root *gwher- "to heat, warm") + abstract noun ending -ia.
hypotonia (n.)
1876, medical Latin, from hypo- + Greek tonos "tone" (from PIE root *ten- "to stretch") + abstract noun ending -ia.
hypoxia (n.)
1941, from hypo- + oxygen + abstract noun ending -ia. Related: Hypoxic.

Page 4