-ica

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin -ica ((plural suffix)), plural form of -icum ((singular suffix)).

Note that etymologically this is not -ic + -a ((plural ending)), as -ic is the English form, having dropped the -um, though adding an -a to an English word ending in -ic does produce a superficially etymologically correct Latinate form.

Suffix[edit]

-ica

  1. a collection of things that relate to a specific place, person, theme, etc.

Usage notes[edit]

Not productive, and rarely used; -ana and -ia are more common.

Synonyms[edit]

Derived terms[edit]


Dutch[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-ica

  1. -ica, female of -icus

Catalan[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-ica f

  1. feminine form of -ic

Latin[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-ica

  1. nominative feminine singular of -icus
  2. nominative neuter plural of -icus
  3. accusative neuter plural of -icus
  4. vocative feminine singular of -icus
  5. vocative neuter plural of -icus

-icā

  1. ablative feminine singular of -icus

Portuguese[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-ica

  1. feminine form of -ico

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *-ica.

Suffix[edit]

-ica (Cyrillic spelling -ица)

  1. Suffix appended to words to create a feminine noun, commonly used for forming diminutives.
  2. Suffix appended to words to create a masculine or feminine noun, usually a pejorative.
  3. Feminine form of -ik.

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