-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).
    америка́нецamerikánecAmerican
    вдове́цvdovécwidower
    глупе́цglupécfool
    гоне́цgonéccourier
    гребе́цgrebécoarsman
    деле́цdelécbusinessman
    европе́ецjevropéjecEuropean
    жнецžnecreaper
    комсомо́лецkomsomólecYoung Communist
    косе́цkosécmower
    ленингра́децleningrádecresident of Leningrad
    мудре́цmudrécsage
    нагле́цnaglécimpudent fellow
    писе́цpisécclerk, scribe
    ста́рецstárecold man
    упря́мецuprjámecpigheaded person
    чтецčtecelocutionist

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