I'm trying to come up with a suffix counterpart to the prefix klepto- (basically meaning "related to theft"), seeing that no such thing exists (and thus what I'm doing is technically neologism). For clarification, what I'm looking for is what the suffix -phagy is to the prefix phago-; both are from the same root, carry the same meaning, but are on opposite ends of the word and tend to have different functions (the prefix usually "X that eats"-type words, while the latter usually creates "X-eating"-type words).
One method that I've thought of to create the new suffix:
- I looked for an Ancient Greek word that both derives from the same root as klepto- and is a noun that actually translates to "theft" (result: κλοπή klopḗ)
- The way κλοπή sounded for some reason prompted me to look up the suffix -trophy on a hunch; and lo and behold, that one's Ancient Greek root is τροφή (trophḗ).
- It thus seems logical to me that the hypothetical suffix counterpart of klepto- would be -klopy.
An alternative method: Following the example of phago-/-phagy, the suffix counterpart of klepto- would logically be -klepty.
Are either of these a sound derivation?