-otic repr. ult., through F. -otique, L. -ōticus, Gr. -ōtikós, f. sbs. in -ōtes -OT, -OTE, adjs. in -ōtos, f. vbs. in -óein, -oûn, and so rel. to sbs. in -OSIS, e.g. hypnotic and hypnosis, sclerotic and sclerosis. Of different formation in Gr. are demotic, erotic, exotic; a mod. analogical formation is chaotic on chaos.
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