-ski

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See also: ski and -skí

English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

USA, from Russian -ский (-skij, adjectival suffix), perhaps influenced by Russki or other -ski ending terms such as Russian surnames.

Suffix[edit]

-ski (plural -skis or -skies)

  1. (informal, humorous) Added to a word, name, or phrase to invoke Russianness.

Derived terms[edit]


Lower Sorbian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *-ьskъ, from Proto-Indo-European *-iskos.

Suffix[edit]

-ski

  1. a suffix added to a noun to form an adjective

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]


Polish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *-ьskъ

Suffix[edit]

-ski m

  1. Forms adjectives

Declension[edit]


Slovene[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *-ьskъ, from Proto-Indo-European *-iskos.

Suffix[edit]

-ski

  1. The general possessive suffix.

Usage notes[edit]

  • The suffix -ski is added to names of animate nouns (people or animals) to form an adjective.