־י

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See also: י

Hebrew[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compare Arabic ـِيّ(-iyy, suffix used to derive adjectives and nouns).

Suffix[edit]

־ִי (-i or )

  1. Forming from place names nouns with the meaning “person related to”.
    יְרוּשָׁלַיִם(yerushaláyim, Jerusalem) + ‎־י → ‎יְרוּשַׁלְמִי(y'rushálmi, a Jerusalemite)

Suffix[edit]

־ִי (-i or )

  1. My, of mine, me (one suffix form of the first-person singular personal pronoun).
  2. (by extension) -ie, -y Forming diminutive or affectionate forms of nouns or names.
    Synonym: (slang) ־וּש(-ush)
    חָמוּד(khamúd, cute, sweet, charming) + ‎־י → ‎חֲמוּדִי(khamúdi, (term of address/endearment) cutie, sweetie)

Suffix[edit]

־ֵי (-ey)

  1. Forming the plural construct form of a word, i.e. the construct form of ־ים‎.

Derived terms[edit]