Neologism of the Week – The suffix -zelia

Writing

-zelia [prefix from Greek ζῆλος “rivalry”] /ZEEL-ee-a/ similar to the suffixes –mania, –philia, and –phobia, but meaning jealousy of the suffixed noun.

EX: scandizelia [noun] Jealousy of Scandinavia. “The independence movement in Scotland has been driven by a somewhat misguided scandizelia.”

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