-ĉjo

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Etymology[edit]

From Russian -ша (-ša), an ending of Russian diminutives of personal names (male and female: Паша (Paša), Саша (Saša), Миша (Miša) etc; by analogy with -njo.

Suffix[edit]

-ĉjo

  1. Forms affectionate derivatives of masculine names.
    Johano (John)Joĉjo (Johnny)
    Miĥaelo (Michael)Miĉjo (Mike)
    patro (father)paĉjo (daddy)
    Petro (Peter)Peĉjo (Pete, Petey)

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