-ier

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English[edit]

Examples

happy →‎ happier

Suffix[edit]

-ier

  1. variant of -er for adjectives ending in y

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French -ier.

Pronunciation[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-ier m

  1. appended to a word, it yields a noun which signifies the subject who performs something related to that word

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin -arium, the accusative of -ārius.

Suffix[edit]

-ier m

  1. used to form the names of trees bearing a particular type of fruit
    bananier (banana tree)
    poirier (pear tree)
  2. used to form the names of ships
    chalutier (trawler)
    pétrolier (oil tanker)
  3. used to form the names of jobs
    chocolatier (chocolatier)

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Middle French[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-ier

  1. Alternative form of -er (suffix forming or denoting a verb)
  2. Alternative form of -er (suffix forming or denoting an agent noun, often a profession)

Old French[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin -āre.

Suffix[edit]

-ier

  1. Alternative form of -er (suffix of many verbs), used after palatal or formerly palatal consonants (c, ch, g, ill, ign, id, is, iss, it, etc.)
    forgier
    to forge
Descendants[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Latin -ārius.

Suffix[edit]

-ier

  1. indicates a profession
    bouchier
    (please add an English translation of this usage example)
    - butcher
  2. indicates location, where one lives
    forestier
    (please add an English translation of this usage example)
    - forester
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