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See also: IJ
From Middle Dutch -ie, which is borrowed from Old French -ie, from Latin -ia, from Ancient Greek -ια (-ia). Cognate with German -ei, English -y. Dutch variants are: -ie (as in theorie) and -ije (as in Turkije)
-ij f (plural -ijen)
- -y; Forms abstract nouns denoting a state or concept related to the person(s) referred to by the stem.
- -ery; Forms nouns denoting a business or an organization which is run by the kind of person(s) referred to by the stem.