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Affixes: the building blocks of English
Affixes: the building blocks of English

-machy

Fighting.

[Greek -makhia, -fighting.]

Some rather rare terms contain this ending, such as sciamachy (Greek skia, shadow), an archaic term for sham fighting for exercise or practice; tauromachy (Greek tauros, bull), bullfighting or a bullfight; gigantomachy (Greek gigas, gigant-), the struggle in Greek mythology between the gods and the giants; logomachy (Greek logos, word), an argument about words; and theomachy (Greek theos, god), a war or struggle against God or among or against the gods.

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