-ник

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Russian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *-(ь)nikъ, itself originally by nominalization of adjectives in *-ьnъ with the suffix *-ikъ (whence -ик ‎(-ik)). The suffix originates from the Proto-Balto-Slavic period; compare dialectal Lithuanian lauk-inykas ‎(peasant, farmer) (from laũkas ‎(field)) and Old Prussian lauk-inikis ‎(vassal).

Suffix[edit]

-ник ‎(-nik)

  1. Suffix appended to nominal stems to create a masculine noun, usually denoting a profession, performer, place, object, tool or a feature.
    дневник‎ ― dnevnik ― diary
    спутник‎ ― sputnik ― fellow traveler; satellite
    ученик‎ ― učenik ― schoolboy
    учебник‎ ― učebnik ― textbook

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *-(ь)nikъ, itself originally by nominalization of adjectives in *-ьnъ with the suffix *-ikъ (whence -ик). The suffix originates from Proto-Balto-Slavic period; compare with dialectal Lithuanian lauk-inykas ‎(peasant, farmer) (from laũkas ‎(field)) and Old Prussian lauk-inikis ‎(vassal).

Suffix[edit]

-ник (Latin spelling -nik)

  1. Suffix appended to nominal stems to create a masculine noun, usually denoting a profession, performer, place, object, tool or a feature.

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