-isc

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See also: iść

Old English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *-iskaz ‎(-ish), from Proto-Indo-European *-iskos. Cognate with Old Frisian -isk, Old Saxon -isc, Old High German -isc, Old Norse -iskr, Gothic -𐌹𐍃𐌺𐍃 ‎(-isks), Ancient Greek -ισκος ‎(-iskos, diminutive suffix).

Suffix[edit]

-isc

  1. of or pertaining to; -ish
  2. used to form words denoting ethnicity or nationality
    englisc "English"

Descendants[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *-iską, *-iskiją.

Alternative forms[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-isc, -isce n

  1. suffix forming nouns with a collective or group force
    þēnisc "service, religious service, ministry"
    hīwisc, hīwisce "household"
    īdisc "property, household, family belongings, stuff"
Declension[edit]

Old High German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *-iskaz ‎(-ish).

Suffix[edit]

-isc

  1. used to form adjectives
    himilisc ‎(heavenly) from himil ‎(heaven)


Descendants[edit]