[loh-gee] /ˈloʊ gi/

adjective, logier, logiest.
lacking physical or mental energy or vitality; sluggish; dull; lethargic.
a combining form used in the names of sciences or bodies of knowledge:
paleontology; theology.
a termination of nouns referring to writing, discourses, collections, etc.:
trilogy; martyrology.
adjective logier, logiest
(mainly US) dull or listless
combining form
indicating the science or study of: musicology
indicating writing, discourse, or body of writings: trilogy, phraseology, martyrology

“dull and heavy,” 1848, American English, perhaps from Dutch log “heavy, dull” + -y (2); cf. Middle Low German luggich “sleepy, sluggish.” Or perhaps a variant of loggy.

word-forming element meaning “a speaking, discourse, treatise, doctrine, theory, science,” from Greek -logia (often via French -logie or Medieval Latin -logia), from root of legein “to speak;” thus, “the character or deportment of one who speaks or treats of (a certain subject);” see lecture (n.).

-logy suff.
Science; theory; study: dermatology.


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