-iv

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See also: iv, IV, ív, and -ív

German[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • -if (rare, dated, inflected forms with -if-)

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French -if, -ive, from Latin -īvus.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)

Suffix[edit]

-iv

  1. -ive; making an adjective

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Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French -if, -ive, Latin -īvus. Compare the older inherited -iu.

Pronunciation[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-iv m or n (feminine singular -ivă, masculine plural -ivi, feminine and neuter plural -ive)

  1. -ive

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Inherited from Proto-Slavic *-ivъ, from Proto-Slavic *-vъ, from Proto-Balto-Slavic *-was, from Proto-Indo-European *-wós.

Suffix[edit]

-iv (Cyrillic spelling -ив)

  1. Suffix appended to verb roots to create an adjective denoting the capability or suitability to have the corresponding action done to a subject; -able, -ible
    pobijed(iti) (to win) + ‎-iv → ‎pobjediv (vincible, defeatable)
  2. Suffix appended to noun or verb roots to create an adjective denoting that the subject exhibits the corresponding quality or is capable of performing the corresponding action; -ous, -ive
    milost (mercy) + ‎-iv → ‎milostiv (merciful)
    pogriješ(iti) (to err) + ‎-iv → ‎pogrešiv (fallible)

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Swedish[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-iv

  1. -ive; making an adjective

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