1. Suffix.  Added to nouns and adjectives to form adjectives meaning "having the quality of".
  2. Suffix.  Added to verbs to form adjectives meaning "inclined to".
  3. Suffix.  Forming diminutive nouns.
  4. Suffix.  Forming abstract nouns denoting a state, condition, or quality.
  5. Suffix.  Used in the name of some locations which end in -ia in Latin.

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