-quin

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Middle French -quin, -quain, from Middle Dutch -kin from West Germanic *-kin, -ken (compare Middle Low German -ken, German -chen), a double diminutive formed from -k (from Proto-Germanic *-ukaz) + -in (from Proto-Germanic *-īną). More at -kin, -ock, -en.

Suffix[edit]

-quin m

  1. A suffix forming masculine nouns, originally diminutives, occurring especially in words of Dutch and Flemish origin
    mannequin
    bouquin
    casaquin
    painequin
    quinquin
    verquin