-ín

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Asturian[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-ín

  1. A suffix to form the diminutives of nouns.

Galician[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-ín

  1. Suffix indicating the first-person singular indicative preterite of -er and -ir verbs.

See also[edit]


Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Suffix[edit]

-ín m (plural -íní)

  1. Suffix used to form diminutive nouns in Irish, sometimes with semantic shift from the original noun.
    capall (horse) → capaillín (pony)
    lacha (duck) → lachín (duckling)
    pota (pot) → poitín (poteen)
    teach (house) → teachín (cottage)

Usage notes[edit]

  • All nouns in -ín are masculine nouns of the fourth declension
  • All nouns ending in a broad consonant change to a slender consonant before taking -ín, except words with stems ending in -ach

Derived terms[edit]


Spanish[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-ín

  1. A suffix to form the diminutives of nouns, often one already with a diminutive suffix
    chico (boy) + -itochiquito (little boy) → chiquitín (very young boy)

Derived terms[edit]