-óg

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Irish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • -eog (used after a slender consonant)

Etymology[edit]

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

Suffix[edit]

-óg f

  1. 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]