-ag

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Hungarian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

-a- +‎ -g

Pronunciation[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-ag

  1. (frequentative suffix) Added to a stem - often an onomatopoeia - to form a verb expressing a (quickly) repeating or continuous action.
    kacag (to laugh)
  2. (nominal suffix) Added to a verb or a noun to form a noun or an adjective.
    oszt (to deal out)osztag (squad)
    (horse)lovag (knight)
    hallgat (to remain silent)hallgatag (taciturn, reserved)

Usage notes[edit]

  • (frequentative suffix) Harmonic variants:
    -g is added to words ending in a vowel
    -og is added to some back vowel words
    -ag is added to other back vowel words
    -eg is added to unrounded front vowel words
    -ög is added to rounded front vowel words
  • (nominal suffix) Harmonic variants:
    -g is added to words ending in a vowel
    -ag is added to back vowel words
    -eg is added to front vowel words

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Old Saxon[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *-gaz, from Proto-Indo-European *-kos.

Suffix[edit]

-ag

  1. forming adjectives from a-stem nouns and verbs (see English -y)

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Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish -óc, from Proto-Brythonic *-ọg, from Proto-Celtic *-ākos. Doublet of -ach.

Pronunciation[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-ag

  1. A feminine suffix used to form nouns meaning a smaller form of something.
    slat (stick, rod, twig, switch, wand)slatag (violin bow, wand)
    bior (prickle, thorn)biorag (small thorn, small prickle)
    nighean (daughter, girl)nìghneag (little girl, daughterling)

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Volapük[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-ag

  1. Used to indicate an abundance.

Derived terms[edit]

Category Volapük words suffixed with -ag not found