-eg-

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Esperanto[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Russian augmentative -яга (-jaga).

Suffix[edit]

-eg-

  1. denotes augmentative of degree
    varma (warm) → varmega (hot)
    ridi (laugh) → ridegi (guffaw)
    pafilo (gun) → pafilego (cannon)

Usage notes[edit]

Unlike most Esperanto suffixes, -eg- does not affect the part of speech of the root.

Antonyms[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

  • ega (great)
  • ege (greatly)