-ear

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See also: ear, EAR, éar, èar, and 'ear

Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin -idiāre, popular counterpart to Latin -izāre, borrowed from Ancient Greek -ίζειν (-ízein).

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-ear

  1. forms verbs from adjectives and nouns, equivalent to English -ize

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese [Term?], from Vulgar Latin -idiāre, popular counterpart to Latin -izāre, borrowed from Ancient Greek -ίζειν (-ízein). Doublet of -izar, borrowed from the 'proper' Latin form.

Cognate to Catalan -ejar, French -oyer, Italian -eggiare, Occitan -ejar, Romanian -ez, Spanish -ear.

Suffix[edit]

-ear

  1. forms verbs from adjectives and nouns, equivalent to English -ize
    guerra (war) + ‎-ear → ‎guerrear (to war)

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Scottish Gaelic[edit]

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Suffix[edit]

-ear

  1. Forming nouns from nouns and adjectives with the sense of ‘person or thing connected or involved with, belonging to, having’
    slànaich (heal, cure, verb) + ‎-ear → ‎slànaighear (healer, savior)
  2. Forming nouns from verbs with the sense of ‘person or thing which does’
    drùis (lechery, licentiousness, lust) + ‎-ear → ‎drùisear (whoremonger, fornicator, lecher)

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Spanish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin -idiāre, popular counterpart to Latin -izāre, borrowed from Ancient Greek -ίζειν (-ízein). Doublet of -izar, borrowed from the 'proper' Latin form. Compare Portuguese -ear/-ejar, Catalan -ejar.

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Suffix[edit]

-ear (first-person singular present -eo, first-person singular preterite -eé, past participle -eado)

  1. forms verbs from adjectives, nouns and some pronouns
    humo (steam) + ‎-ear → ‎humear (to steam)

Usage notes[edit]

  • The suffix is usually used for loanwords and proper nouns which are used in the form of a verb instead.
    Google + ‎-ear → ‎googlear (to google)
    Facebook + ‎-ear → ‎facebookear (to go on Facebook)
    cache + ‎-ear → ‎cachear (to cache)

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