-ец

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Macedonian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *-ьcь.

Suffix[edit]

-ец (-ec)

  1. Suffix appended to verbs to create a masculine noun denoting a person that performs the action denoted by the verb.
    борец, трговец, ловец, стрелец
  2. Suffix appended to adjectives to create a masculine noun denoting a person having the adjective's quality.
    слепец, старец, итрец, големец

Russian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *-ьcь.

Suffix[edit]

-ец (-ec)

  1. -er, -an (nominal suffix for agent nouns or nouns designating persons).
    америка́нец‎ ― amerikánecAmerican
    боре́ц‎ ― borécchampion, wrestler
    вдове́ц‎ ― vdovécwidower
    глупе́ц‎ ― glupécfool
    гоне́ц‎ ― gonéccourier
    гребе́ц‎ ― grebécoarsman
    деле́ц‎ ― delécbusinessman
    европе́ец‎ ― jevropéjecEuropean
    жнец‎ ― žnecreaper
    комсомо́лец‎ ― komsomólecYoung Communist
    косе́ц‎ ― kosécmower
    ленингра́дец‎ ― leningrádecresident of Leningrad
    мудре́ц‎ ― mudrécsage
    нагле́ц‎ ― naglécimpudent fellow
    писе́ц‎ ― pisécclerk, scribe
    ста́рец‎ ― stárecold man
    упря́мец‎ ― uprjámecpigheaded person
    чтец‎ ― čtecelocutionist

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