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- -ick (obsolete)
The -ικός is a common suffix of the Greek grammar and on noun stems carries the meaning 'characteristic of, like, typical, pertaining to', and on adjectival stems it acted emphatically. As it has happened with many other Greek grammar characteristics and words it was passed on to the Latin language.
- Used to form adjectives from nouns with the meaning “of or pertaining to”.
- (chemistry) Used to denote certain chemical compounds in which a specified chemical element has a higher oxidation number than in the equivalent compound whose name ends in the suffix -ous. For example sulphuric acid (H₂SO₄) has more oxygen atoms per molecule than sulphurous acid (H₂SO₃).
-ic m (feminine -ica)
- -ic (of or pertaining to)
- Used to form diminutive nouns.
- Forms adjectives with the meaning "of or pertaining to".