-erie

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See also: erie and Erie

English[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-erie

  1. Obsolete spelling of -ery

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French -erie; equivalent to -ier +‎ -ie.

Pronunciation[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-erie f (plural -eries)

  1. denotes a shop selling a certain product
    bijou (jewel) + ‎-erie → ‎bijouterie (jeweler's)
  2. denotes an organization specializing in a given field
    huile (oil) + ‎-erie → ‎huilerie (oil refinery)
  3. denotes an object used to perform an action
    souffler (to blow) + ‎-erie → ‎soufflerie (blower)
  4. denotes nouns describing qualities or properties
    tricher (to cheat) + ‎-erie → ‎tricherie (cheating)

Derived terms[edit]


Middle English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French -erie. Some Middle English uses are new formations from -er +‎ -ie.

Pronunciation[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-erie

  1. Forms nouns denoting an art, craft, or practice.
  2. Forms nouns denoting the place where a practice is done.
  3. Forms nouns a group or collective.

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • English: -ery, -ry
  • Scots: -ery, -ry

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Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From -ier +‎ -ie.

Suffix[edit]

-erie

  1. used to form feminine nouns

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]