-ich

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See also: ich, Ich, ICH, ích, ịch, and -ich-

Middle Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Dutch -ig, from Proto-Germanic *-īgaz, *-agaz, *-ugaz.

Suffix[edit]

-ich

  1. -y; forms adjectives from nouns.

Derived terms[edit]


Descendants[edit]


Pennsylvania German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compare German -ig, Dutch -ig, English -y, Swedish -ig.

Suffix[edit]

-ich

  1. (adjectival) -y

Saterland Frisian[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-ich

  1. -y

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish -igid (whence also Irish -igh), originally a denominative verb formative, from Proto-Celtic *-sagyeti; compare Welsh -hau.

Suffix[edit]

-ich

  1. Suffix used to form verbs; semi-productive in Scottish Gaelic.

Conjugation[edit]

Participles
Tense \ Voice Active Passive
Present a' -igh --
Past -ich -icheadh
Future -ichidh -ichear
Conditional -icheadh -ichteadh

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West Frisian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Frisian -ich, from Proto-Germanic *-īgaz, variant of *-gaz. Ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *-kos, *-ko-. Compare Dutch and German -ig, English -y.

Suffix[edit]

-ich

  1. -y