-lik

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See also: lik, lík, and -lık

Afrikaans[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch -lijk.

Suffix[edit]

-lik

  1. Forming adjectives from nouns with the sense of ‘characteristic of, pertaining to’.

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Azerbaijani[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Cognate with Turkish -lik (-ness).

Pronunciation[edit]

Suffix[edit]

preceding vowel
A / I E / Ə / İ O / U Ö / Ü
-lıq -lik -luq -lük

-lik

  1. -ness
  2. -hood
  3. -ship
  4. -dom

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Estonian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium. Particularly: “From Germanic -līk?”)

Suffix[edit]

-lik (genitive -liku, partitive -likku)

  1. -ly, -ic, -al - forms adjectives from nouns or verbs.

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Greenlandic[edit]

Affix[edit]

-lik (n-n?, truncative?)

  1. having, provided with, owning

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Hungarian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

-l + -ik

Suffix[edit]

-lik

  1. (frequentative-reflexive verb-forming suffix) Added to a noun or adjective to form a verb.
    fény (light) + ‎-lik → ‎fénylik (to shine)
    kék (blue) + ‎-lik → ‎kéklik (to appear blue)

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The same form is used for both back and front vowel words.

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K'iche'[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-lik

  1. Forms adjectives from verbs
    li’ (to roll out dough)li’lik (flat)
    oq’etaj (to cry for something)oq’talik (cried for)
    muqtajik (to cover)muqtalik (buried)
  2. Forms adjectives from nouns
    jäb (rain)jäbalik (watered)
    kotokik (turn; bend)kotolik (coiled)

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Middle English[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-lik

  1. Alternative form of -liche

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Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the adjective lik (similar).

Suffix[edit]

-lik

  1. -like, -ish

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Turkish[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-lik

  1. -ness
    genç (young) + ‎-lik → ‎gençlik (youngness)
  2. -hood
    anne (mother) + ‎-lik → ‎annelik (motherhood)
  3. -ship
    üye (member) + ‎-lik → ‎üyelik (membership)
  4. ... container
    kalem (pencil) + ‎-lik → ‎kalemlik (pencil case)

Usage notes[edit]

  • It may change to -lık, -luk, -lük depending on the last vowel of the word.

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Descendants[edit]

  • Greek: -λίκι (-líki)