-esk

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See also: Esk and ėsk

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French -esque and Italian -esco.[1]

Suffix[edit]

-esk

  1. Used to form adjectives from nouns. Example: kafkaesk (Kafkaesque), from Kafka (the writer Franz Kafka)

References[edit]

  1. ^ “-esk” in: Friedrich Kluge, “Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache” , 22. Auflage, 1989, bearbeitet von Elmar Seebold, ISBN 3-11-006800-1