-ия

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See also: ја, и-а, and -ја

Russian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-ия or -и́я (-ija or -íja)

  1. -y, -ia (frequently found as part of foreign borrowings, where it represents the foreign suffixes -y, -ia, -ie, etc.)
  2. -ion (frequently found as part of foreign borrowings, where it represents -ion, especially as part of -ция (-cija, -tion))
  3. Suffix used to create abstract nouns from nouns denoting persons.
    инжене́р (inženér, engineer)инжене́рия (inženérija, engineering)
    бухга́лтер (bugálter, buhálter, accountant)бухгалте́рия (bugaltérija, buhaltérija, accounting)
    карто́граф (kartógraf, cartographer)картогра́фия (kartográfija, cartography)
    укро́п (ukróp, Ukrainian (pejorative))Укро́пия (Ukrópija, Ukraine (pejorative))

Declension[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

  • In the unstressed variant, the stress is frequently drawn onto the preceding syllable.

Derived terms[edit]