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The suffix -typie comes from ancient Greek and is used in German and in most European languages ​​in many compound words.

The Greek noun τύπος ( transliteration týpos ) means “impact, impression, pressure”, also in today's sense of typography, typesetting and printing . The related verb τύπειν ( týpein ) means “make an impression” or “reproduce something”, for example using a stencil or an imprint or by unrolling a seal or something similar.

Examples of words ending -typie or -type are:

See also: List of Greek word stems in German foreign words