-iscus

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Found in Late, Vulgar, and Medieval Latin. Conflation of Ancient Greek -ισκος (-iskos) and of descendants of Proto-Germanic *-iskaz.[1]

Suffix[edit]

-iscus m (feminine -isca, neuter -iscum); first/second declension

  1. (Late Latin, Medieval Latin) Used to form adjectives

Inflection[edit]

First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative -iscus -isca -iscum -iscī -iscae -isca
genitive -iscī -iscae -iscī -iscōrum -iscārum -iscōrum
dative -iscō -iscae -iscō -iscīs -iscīs -iscīs
accusative -iscum -iscam -iscum -iscōs -iscās -isca
ablative -iscō -iscā -iscō -iscīs -iscīs -iscīs
vocative -isce -isca -iscum -iscī -iscae -isca

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ “-esco” in: Alberto Nocentini, Alessandro Parenti, “l'Etimologico — Vocabolario della lingua italiana”, Le Monnier, 2010, ISBN 978-88-00-20781-2