-ec

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Czech[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *-ьcь.

Suffix[edit]

-ec m

  1. Appended to nouns to form an agent noun; used only on composite nouns expressing fields of knowledge.
    dějepisec ‎(historian), from dějepis ‎(history) +‎ -ec
  2. Appended to a country name root to form a demonym; used generally on country names which have roots ending with -j, -l, -m, -n, -r, -v; the root is formed by dropping the -ie or -sko suffix.
    Portugalec ‎(a man from Portugal), from Portugalsko ‎(Portugal) +‎ -ec
  3. Appended to nouns to derive a specialized substantive, most often in terminology.
    vzorec ‎(formula), from vzor ‎(model) +‎ -ec
  4. Appended to adjective to form a noun describing somebody or something having the specific quality.
    zbabělec ‎(coward), from zbabělý ‎(faint-hearted) +‎ -ec
  5. Appended to a verb to form an agent noun.
    plavec ‎(swimmer), from plavat ‎(to swim) +‎ -ec

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Slovak[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *-ьcь.

Suffix[edit]

-ec m

  1. Appended to nouns to form an agent noun; used only on composite nouns expressing fields of knowledge.
    dejepisec ‎(historian), from dejepis ‎(history) +‎ -ec
  2. Appended to a country name root to form a demonym; used generally on country names which have roots ending with -j, -l, -m, -n, -r, -v; the root is formed by dropping the -ia or -sko suffix.
    Portugalec ‎(a man from Portugal), from Portugalsko ‎(Portugal) +‎ -ec
  3. Appended to nouns to derive a specialized substantive, most often in terminology.
    vzorec ‎(formula), from vzor ‎(model) +‎ -ec
  4. Appended to adjective to form a noun describing somebody or something having the specific quality.
    zbabelec ‎(coward), from zbabelý ‎(faint-hearted) +‎ -ec
  5. Appended to a verb to form an agent noun.
    plavec ‎(swimmer), from plávať ‎(to swim) +‎ -ec

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