־ניק

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Hebrew[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Yiddish ־ניק(-nik), from Russian -ник (-nik), Polish -nik and others, ultimately of Slavic origin. See further etymology at Russian -ник (-nik).

Suffix[edit]

־נִיק (-nikm (masculine plural ־נִיקִים‎, feminine singular ־נִיקִית‎, feminine plural ־נִיקִיּוֹת‎)

  1. (added to nouns) -nik, -er: Denoting persons by membership, occupation or attribute.
    קִיבּוּץ(kibútz) + ‎־ניק → ‎קִיבּוּצְנִיק(kibútzník, kibbutznik: member of a kibbutz.)
    ג׳וֹבּ(job, task, duty) + ‎־ניק → ‎ג׳וֹבְּנִיק(jób'ník, a non-combat soldier who does secretarial work)

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Yiddish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From a Slavic language; compare Russian -ник (-nik).

Suffix[edit]

־ניק (-nik)

  1. (added to nouns) -nik, -er: Denoting persons by membership, occupation or attribute.

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