-ija

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Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Ultimately from Latin suffix -ia or Ancient Greek suffix -ία (-ía), -εία (-eía); found only in words borrowed from other languages (compare German, French -ie).

Suffix[edit]

-ija

  1. Usually added to foreign words to form nouns of professions, sciences, etc.; also to form names of countries or lands.

Derived terms[edit]


Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-ija (Cyrillic spelling -ија)

  1. Suffix appended to words to create a masculine or feminine noun, usually denoting a profession, performer or a feature, usually negative.

See also[edit]


Slovene[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-ija

  1. The feminine toponymic suffix.

Usage notes[edit]

  • The suffix -ija is added to nouns to form the name of a place.