-ίτσα

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Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Proto-Slavic *-ica.

Pronunciation[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-ίτσα (-ítsaf

  1. added to a (usually feminine) noun to create diminutive nouns:
    Ελένη (Eléni, Helen)   x   Ελενίτσα (Elenítsa)
    αγελάδα (ageláda, cow)   x   αγελαδίτσα (ageladítsa, heifer)
    καρέκλα (karékla, chair)   x   καρεκλίτσα (kareklítsa)
    καρφί (karfí, nail)   x   καρφίτσα (karfítsa, pin, thumbtack)
    κούκλα (koúkla, doll)   x   κουκλίτσα (kouklítsa, dolly)
  2. (rare) used in place names of Slavic origin:
    καρδιά (kardiá, heart)   x   Καρδίτσα (Kardítsa)

Declension[edit]

Synonyms[edit]

  • -άκι (-áki) (used chiefly with neuter nouns)

Derived terms[edit]