-jährig

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Jahr +‎ -ig

Suffix[edit]

-jährig

  1. in compound words: years old
  2. in compound words: years lasting
    • 2010, Der Spiegel, issue 49/2010, page 80:
      Nach dreijähriger Flaute werden in Deutschland erstmals wieder deutlich mehr Wohnungen und Häuser gebaut.
      After a slack period lasting three years, for the first time there are significantly more apartments and houses constructed again in Germany.

Usage notes[edit]

If combined with a number written with digits, a hyphen is used in the compound word; if combined with a word, no hyphen is used.