-esk

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See also: Esk and ėsk

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French -esque (-ish, -ic, -esque), from Italian -esco, from Latin -iscus, from Lombardic -isc (-ish), from Proto-Germanic *-iskaz (-ish), from Proto-Indo-European *-iskos.

Cognate with Old High German -isc (German -isch), Old English -isc, Old Norse -iskr, Gothic -𐌹𐍃𐌺𐍃 (-isks).

Suffix[edit]

-esk

  1. -esque: in the style of manner of



German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French -esque and Italian -esco.[1]

Suffix[edit]

-esk

  1. Used to form adjectives from nouns. Example: kafkaesk (Kafkaesque), from Kafka (the writer Franz Kafka)

Derived terms[edit]


References[edit]

  1. ^ Kluge, Friedrich (1989), “-esk”, in Elmar Seebold, editor, Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache [Etymological dictionary of the German language] (in German), 22nd edition, ISBN 3-11-006800-1