-nis f (plural -nissen)
Cognate to English -ness. More there.
- A noun suffix, for derivation from a verb or adjective
-nis f (genitive -nis, plural -nisse)
- A noun suffix, for derivation from a verb or adjective (the same as suffix 1)
There is no perfect rule to determine whether a noun with the suffix -nis is neuter (→ suffix 1) or feminine (→ suffix 2). The former may be concrete or abstract, whereas the latter are almost exclusively abstract.
- Used to form abstract nouns, usually from adjectives, denoting quality or state. See -nes