-oc

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Old English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *-ukaz, *-ikaz. Akin to Old Saxon -ik-, Middle Low German -ken, Middle Dutch -kin. More at English -kin

Pronunciation[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-oc

  1. noun suffix used to form descriptive names from adjectives
    rudducruddock, robin (literally, “little red one”)
  2. diminutive suffix
    bealluctesticle (literally, “little ball”)
    bullucmale calf, bullock
    buttucend, buttock; piece of land

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Descendants[edit]

  • Middle English: -ok, -ek