-ский

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Russian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *-ьskъ, from Proto-Indo-European *-iskos.

Suffix[edit]

-ский (-skij)

  1. -ian, -ic, -ish (adjectival suffix).
    американскийAmerican
    английскийEnglish
    русскийRussian

Declension[edit]

* Note: The letter "г (g)" in the endings "-ого" / "-его" for the genitive masculine and neuter singular and and accusative masculine animate singular is pronounced as /v/, not /g/.

Usage notes[edit]

The adverb is -ски.

Related terms[edit]