-ger

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From gerō (to carry, to bear). Compare -fer (-bearing, -carrying).

Pronunciation[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-ger (feminine -gera, neuter -gerum); first/second-declension suffix (nominative masculine singular in -er)

  1. Forms adjectives meaning “-bearing, -carrying” from nouns.

Usage notes[edit]

  • The adjectives created with this suffix tend to be poetic and also have an analogous (and often more common) form created with the suffix -fer.

Declension[edit]

First/second-declension adjective (nominative masculine singular in -er).

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative -ger -gera -gerum -gerī -gerae -gera
Genitive -gerī -gerae -gerī -gerōrum -gerārum -gerōrum
Dative -gerō -gerō -gerīs
Accusative -gerum -geram -gerum -gerōs -gerās -gera
Ablative -gerō -gerā -gerō -gerīs
Vocative -ger -gera -gerum -gerī -gerae -gera

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Italian: -gero