-ias

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See also: ias, ías, -ías, and -iäs

Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Probably from -ja (agent suffix) +‎ -s.

Suffix[edit]

-ias (front vowel harmony variant -iäs)

  1. Forms adjectives and sometimes nouns, often from verbs describing doing such an action often.

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Hungarian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

-i (adjective-forming suffix) + -as (adjective-forming suffix)

Pronunciation[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-ias

  1. (adjective-forming suffix) reminding of, appropriate to, characteristic of. Added to a noun to form an adjective.
    város (city, town)városias (urban, reminding of/appropriate to a city or town)

Usage notes[edit]

  • (adjective-forming suffix) Harmonic variants:
    -ias is added to back vowel words
    -ies is added to front vowel words

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Suffix[edit]

-iās

  1. accusative feminine plural of -ius

Lithuanian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Balto-Slavic *-ios; which also gave Latvian -̧s, -̧š – compare žálias : zaļš (green); tùsčias : tukšs (empty). Also related is the Proto-Slavic masculine *-ь. Ultimately, a thematised variant of i-stems (see -is), either of Proto-Indo-European age (cf. *-yós), or of more recent formation. Under stress, *-iós gave Lithuanian -ỹs; see for more.

Pronunciation[edit]

IPA(key): /-ʲɐs/

Suffix[edit]

-ias

  1. Masculine nominative singular ending for i̯o-stem nouns and adjectives.
    (nouns) élnias, kélias, mẽdžias, svẽčias, vélnias
    (adjectives): bẽrgždžias, kùrčias, pė́ščias, šviẽžias, trẽčias, tùsčias, žálias

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