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See also: Appendix:Variations of "ee"
From Middle English -ee, -ē, from Anglo-Norman and Old French -ee, French -é, -ée, endings forming past participle of verbs ending in -er. Doublet of -ate.
- Added to transitive verbs to form words meaning a person or thing that is the object of that verb (i.e., to whom or to which an action is done).
- Less commonly added to intransitive verbs to form words meaning a person or thing that is the subject of that verb (that is, who or that does an action).
- (law) Used to form words meaning a person who is the other party to a contract or other transaction involving a person described by the corresponding word ending in -or.
- (medicine) Used to form words meaning a person who has undergone a particular medical procedure.
- laryngectomy + -ee → laryngectomee
- Irregularly added to nouns to mean a person somehow associated with the object denoted by the noun.
The translation tables below are a guide only. See individual words formed using this suffix for more precise translations.
forming words meaning a person to whom or a thing to which an action is done
forming words meaning a person who or a thing that does an action, especially where a passive sense of the verb is implied
law: forming words meaning a person who is the other party to a contract
medicine: forming words meaning a person who has undergone a particular medical procedure
irregularly added to nouns to mean a person somehow associated with the object denoted by the noun
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Perhaps a variation on -ie and -y
- (diminutive affix): super-, supra-, hyper-, ultra-, uber-, macro-, arch-, over-, mega-, giga-, -zilla, grand, great
The translation table below is a guide only. See individual words formed using this prefix for more precise translations.
- (offensive, derogatory) Used in mimicking English as stereotypically spoken by the Chinese.
- 1897, The Outlook, volume 56, page 1044:
- "No stealee. You no thinkee? Chinaman no thinkee stealee!" he said, earnestly.
- 1938, Minnesota Journal of Education, volume 19, page 52:
- A Chinaman had a toothache, and phoned a dentist for an appointment. Doctor: "Two-thirty all right?" Chinaman: "Yes, tooth hurtee, all light. What time I come?"
See -ea. With vowel assimilation.
- Predominant type in the Tavastian and Savonian dialects. Well preserved even in urban speech.
- Used in the same way as the standard -ea: e.g. korkee "high", standard korkea.
- Especially in the Savonian dialects, shorter words with the suffix are subject to consonant gemination: pimeä > pimmee.
From Old Irish -igidir (whence also Irish -igh and Scottish Gaelic -ich), originally a denominative verb formative, from Proto-Celtic *-sagyetor; compare Welsh -hau.
- Suffix used to form verbs from nouns.
- Affixed verbs ending in -ee form a sizeable number of verbs. Some monosyllabic verbs in Manx (which historically are not from affixes), however, are not a result of affixation, such as niee "to wash".
- adverbializing enclitic
- hashkéhee ― in a mean or angry way
- tąądee ― slowly, leisurely, gradually, little by little
- tʼáá ádíláahee ― in an annoying manner
- tʼáá łaʼ bizhiʼee ― united, all standing together
- tʼáá naʼńleʼee ― sloppily, carelessly, roughly
- tʼáadoo yistiʼee ― freely, boldly, without hesitation
- tʼáá nanitʼinee ― secretly, covertly
- tsʼísee kehgo ― physically, carnally
- English terms inherited from Middle English
- English terms derived from Middle English
- English terms derived from Anglo-Norman
- English terms derived from Old French
- English terms derived from French
- English doublets
- English lemmas
- English suffixes
- English offensive terms
- English derogatory terms
- English terms with quotations
- Finnish lemmas
- Finnish suffixes
- Finnish adjective-forming suffixes
- Finnish dialectal terms
- Latin 2-syllable words
- Latin terms with IPA pronunciation
- Latin terms with Ecclesiastical IPA pronunciation
- Latin non-lemma forms
- Latin suffix forms
- Manx terms inherited from Old Irish
- Manx terms derived from Old Irish
- Manx terms inherited from Proto-Celtic
- Manx terms derived from Proto-Celtic
- Manx terms with IPA pronunciation
- Manx lemmas
- Manx suffixes
- Manx verb-forming suffixes
- Navajo lemmas
- Navajo suffixes
- Navajo terms with usage examples