-ec

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Czech[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *-ьcь.

Suffix[edit]

-ec m

  1. Appended to nouns to form an agent noun; used only on composite nouns expressing fields of knowledge.
    dějepisec (historian), from dějepis (history) +‎ -ec
  2. Appended to a country name root to form a demonym; used generally on country names which have roots ending with -j, -l, -m, -n, -r, -v; the root is formed by dropping the -ie or -sko suffix.
    Portugalec (a man from Portugal), from Portugalsko (Portugal) +‎ -ec
  3. Appended to nouns to derive a specialized substantive, most often in terminology.
    vzorec (formula), from vzor (model) +‎ -ec
  4. Appended to adjective to form a noun describing somebody or something having the specific quality.
    zbabělec (coward), from zbabělý (faint-hearted) +‎ -ec
  5. Appended to a verb to form an agent noun.
    plavec (swimmer), from plavat (to swim) +‎ -ec

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Slovak[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *-ьcь.

Suffix[edit]

-ec m

  1. Appended to nouns to form an agent noun; used only on composite nouns expressing fields of knowledge.
    dejepisec (historian), from dejepis (history) +‎ -ec
  2. Appended to a country name root to form a demonym; used generally on country names which have roots ending with -j, -l, -m, -n, -r, -v; the root is formed by dropping the -ia or -sko suffix.
    Portugalec (a man from Portugal), from Portugalsko (Portugal) +‎ -ec
  3. Appended to nouns to derive a specialized substantive, most often in terminology.
    vzorec (formula), from vzor (model) +‎ -ec
  4. Appended to adjective to form a noun describing somebody or something having the specific quality.
    zbabelec (coward), from zbabelý (faint-hearted) +‎ -ec
  5. Appended to a verb to form an agent noun.
    plavec (swimmer), from plávať (to swim) +‎ -ec

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