-ский

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From Proto-Slavic *-ьskъ + -ий (-ij) (whence also -ск (-sk)), from Proto-Indo-European *-iskos. Cognate with English -ish.

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-ский (-skij)

  1. Used to form adjectives from nouns or sometimes other adjectives, often attributive (meaning "related to X"): -ian, -ic, -ish
    америка́нский (amerikánskij, American)
    англи́йский (anglíjskij, English)
    ру́сский (rússkij, Russian)
    изда́тель (izdátelʹ, publisher)изда́тельский (izdátelʹskij, publisher (attributive))
    депута́т (deputát, deputy)депута́тский (deputátskij, deputy (attributive))

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