Inherited from Latin -ignus. Compare Spanish -eño.
-eny (adjective-forming suffix, feminine -enya, masculine plural -enys, feminine plural -enyes)
- coming from, native to
- Madrid + -eny → madrileny (“from Madrid”)
-eny m (noun-forming suffix, plural -enys, feminine -enya)
- person coming from or native to a place
- Madrid + -eny → madrileny (“Madrileño, person from Madrid”)
- (nominal suffix) Added to a word to form a noun or an adjective.
- föveny (“sand, gravel, grit”)
- (nominal suffix) Harmonic variants:
- -ny is added to words ending in a vowel
- -any is added to back vowel words ending in a consonant
- -ony is added to back vowel words ending in a consonant
- -eny is added to unrounded front vowel words ending in a consonant
- -öny is added to rounded front vowel words ending in a consonant