-енька

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-енька (-enʹkam anim or m inan or f anim or f inan

  1. alternative form of -онька (-onʹka) (used after soft consonants, the hushing consonants ш ж ч щ as well as ц): suffix forming diminutive, often endearing, nouns from other nouns and adjectives
    бог (box, god) + ‎-енька (-enʹka) → ‎бо́женька (bóženʹka, god (endearing form))
    тётя (tjótja, aunt) + ‎-енька (-enʹka) → ‎тётенька (tjótenʹka, auntie (endearing form))

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