-isms

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Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Not a native Latvian suffix, -isms occurred in many borrowings and is now fully integrated. Ultimately from either Ancient Greek -ισμός (-ismós) or Ancient Greek -ισμα (-isma), like its English cognate -ism (see etymology of -ism).

Suffix[edit]

-isms

  1. Added to nouns to form masculine nouns denoting action/process, systems, philosophies, principles, doctrines, ideologies, syndromes, peculiarities, or class names in general, just like its English cognate -ism.

Related terms[edit]

  • -ists (a follower of / a person characterized by -isms)

Derived terms[edit]