What does -graphy mean?

-graphy meaning in Etymology Dictionary

word-forming factor indicating "process of writing or recording" or "a writing, recording, or information" (in contemporary usage especially in developing brands of descriptive sciences), from French or German -graphie, from Greek -graphia "description of," used in abstract nouns from graphein "write, show by written figures," early in the day "to-draw, represent by outlines drawn," initially "to clean, scrape" (on clay tablets with a stylus), from PIE root *gerbh- "to scratch, carve" (see carve).


-graphy meaning in General Dictionary

A suffix denoting the skill of composing or describing; also, the writing or description it self; a treatise; since, calligraphy, biography, location.


-graphy meaning in General Dictionary

A suffix denoting the skill of writing or explaining; in addition, the writing or description it self; a treatise; as, calligraphy, biography, location.