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Moksha[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Perhaps related to Estonian -sse, Livonian -zõ ‎([illative suffix]), e.g., mōzõ.

Suffix[edit]

‎(-s)

  1. illative suffix
    • V. I. Ščankina (2011) Russko-mokšansko-erzjanskij slovarʹ [Russian-Moksha-Erzya Dictionary], Saransk, ISBN 978-5-91940-080-6
      пряда/пряс (доверху)
      prjada/prjas (doverxu)
      to the top (to the top [in Russian])

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Russian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

An abbreviated form of су́дарь ‎(súdarʹ, sir), суда́рыня ‎(sudárynja, ma'am).

Suffix[edit]

‎(-s)

  1. (obsolete) sir (an honorific Russian suffix that was formerly used to emphasize the speaker’s politeness or servility before a person of higher social status).
    да-с‎ ― da-s ― yes, milord (or milady)
    так-с‎ ― tak-s ― yes, sir (or ma'am)
    слу́шаю-с‎ ― slúšaju-s ― at your service, milord (or milady)

Usage notes[edit]

  • The suffix can be attached to various parts of speech, usually at the end of a sentence, usually only once.
  • It's still used in modern Russian in a humorous, ironic or sarcastic way but it was also sometimes used so before the suffix has become obsolete.

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