-óg

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish -óc (compare Scottish Gaelic -ag, Manx -ag), ultimately from Old Welsh.

Suffix[edit]

-óg f

  1. Suffix used to form diminutives of nouns, or substantive nouns out of nominal, verbal, or adjectival roots.
    ciar ("black") → ciaróg ("beetle")
    leadhb ("strip") → leadhbóg ("shred, tatter")
    milis ("sweet") → milseog ("dessert")
    reoite ("frozen") → reoiteog ("ice cream")
    scréach ("screech") → scréachóg ("jay")
    straois ("grin, grimace") → straoiseog ("smiley, emoticon")

Derived terms[edit]