-ай

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Moksha[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Perhaps related to Finnish -ja, Estonian -ja, Livonian -ji, e.g., jūoji (drinker).

Suffix[edit]

-ай (-aj)

  1. agentive suffix
    • V. I. Ščankina (2011) Russko-mokšansko-erzjanskij slovarʹ [Russian-Moksha-Erzya Dictionary], Saransk, →ISBN
      певец — морай
      pevec — moraj
      singer [in Russian] — singer

Etymology 2[edit]

Common Moksha adaptation of Russian -ый (-yj, adjective or attributive noun forming suffix).

Suffix[edit]

-ай (-aj)

  1. suffix found in adjectives or attributive nouns borrowed from Russian
    • O. Je. Poljakov (1993) Russko-mokšanskij razgovornik [Russian-Moksha phrasebook], Saransk: Mordovskoje knižnoje izdatelʹstvo, →ISBN, page 100
      Порядковые числительные — Порядковай числительнайхне
      Porjadkovyje čislitelʹnyje — Porjadkovaj čislitelʹnajxne
      Ordinal numbers [in Russian] — Ordinal numbers

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