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Latin for a “control knob”

What is an appropriate Latin word for a knob that controls something else, such as a volume control knob, a light dimmer, the tuning control on a radio, the temperature control knob on a space heater, ...
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Word construction like “philanthropist” but regarding silence instead of humankind?

What would be the Latin/English term for somebody who loves silence? Featuring phil(e) as pre- or suffix. Like ... silenciophile? That maybe makes "some sense" - but I've no idea if it is correct or ...
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Suffix counterpart of klepto-?

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 ...
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What would be the etymologically Greek spelling of 'misogynoir'?

I asked this at another language Stack Exchange but was directed to here instead. I wasn't too sure how best to phrase the title of this question, so hope I can better explain it in this body. For ...
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Coining a word for “to make hill-shaped”

What would be a good way to coin an English word for "to make hill-shaped", so it conforms to our traditions for drawing upon classical roots? One possibility is "collify", with "collification" for ...
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Latin prefix to describe the wiping out of robots

Does the "gen" from "genocide" come from "genus" as in "race"? If so, what Latin prefix should one use to describe the wiping out of robots? I can't say "codacide" can I? Automatacide?