-ag

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Hungarian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-ag

  1. Added to a stem - often an onomatopoeia - to form a verb expressing a quickly repeating or continuous action.
    kacag (to laugh)
  2. Added to a verb or a noun to form a noun or an adjective.
    oszt (to deal out) → osztag (squad)
    (horse) → lovag (knight)
    hallgat (to remain silent) → hallgatag (taciturn, reserved)

Usage notes[edit]

  • (verbal suffix): Member of the following suffix cluster.
    -g is added to words ending in a vowel
    -og is added to some back vowel words
    -ag is added to other back vowel words
    -eg is added to unrounded front vowel words
    -ög is added to rounded front vowel words
  • (nominal suffix): Member of the following suffix cluster.
    -g is added to words ending in a vowel
    -ag is added to back vowel words
    -eg is added to front vowel words

Derived terms[edit]

See also[edit]


Old Saxon[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *-agaz, from Proto-Indo-European *-ko-. Cognate with Old English -ig, Dutch -ig, Old High German -ag, -īg (German -ig), Old Norse -agr, -igr; and with Welsh -eg, Latin -icus, Ancient Greek -ικός (-ikós), Sanskrit -इक (-ika).

Suffix[edit]

-ag

  1. forming adjectives from a-stem nouns and verbs (see English -y)

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Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish -óc.

Pronunciation[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-ag

  1. A feminine suffix used to form nouns meaning a smaller form of something, often used for female given names.
    1. Mòrag, Sìneag, Annag, Beathag
    2. slatag, steabhag, biorag

Volapük[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-ag

  1. Used to indicate an abundance.

Derived terms[edit]

Category Volapük words suffixed with -ag not found