-ier

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English[edit]

Examples

happyhappier

Suffix[edit]

-ier

  1. variant of -er for adjectives ending in y

Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French -ier.

Suffix[edit]

-ier m

  1. appended to a word, it yields a noun which signifies the subject who performs something related to that word

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French -ier, -er, from Old French -ier, -er, from Latin -arium, the accusative of -ārius. Compare the borrowed doublet -aire.

Suffix[edit]

-ier m

  1. used to form the names of trees bearing a particular type of fruit
    bananier ‎(banana tree)
    poirier ‎(pear tree)
  2. used to form the names of ships
    chalutier ‎(trawler)
    pétrolier ‎(oil tanker)
  3. used to form the names of jobs
    chocolatier ‎(chocolatier)

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German[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-ier

  1. see -ieren

Middle French[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-ier

  1. Alternative form of -er (suffix forming or denoting a verb)
  2. Alternative form of -er (suffix forming or denoting an agent noun, often a profession)

Old French[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • -er (both etymologies, present in all varieties but more common in Anglo-Norman than in France)
  • -ar (verbal suffix, 9th and 10th centuries. Only a couple of words are attested with this suffix, salvar, intrar and devastar)

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin -āre.

Suffix[edit]

-ier

  1. suffix used to form infinitives of first conjugation verbs
    forgier
    to forge
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Latin -ārius, -ārium.

Suffix[edit]

-ier

  1. indicates a profession
    bouchier‎ ― butcher
  2. indicates location, where one lives
    forestier‎ ― forester
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