-s-

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English -s, -es, from Old English -es (-'s, masculine and neuter genitive singular ending), which survives in many old compounds. In more recent coinage, from contraction of the derived clitic -'s in compounds. For more, see -'s.

Interfix[edit]

-s-

  1. Genitival interfix used to link elements in some compounds, equivalent to the possessive clitic -'s.
    hogshead, kingsman, yearsworth

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Danish[edit]

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Interfix[edit]

-s-

  1. Interfix inserted in some compounds.

Usage notes[edit]

The usage of fuge-s is phonetically motivated. It is applied on a per-modifier basis, meaning that if the first root generates fuge-s in one compound, it will usually do so in all compounds, even if the second already begins with an s, as in dødsstraf (død + straf) or affaldssæk (affald + sæk).

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Dutch[edit]

Interfix[edit]

-s-

  1. Genitival interfix used to link elements in some compounds.
    doodskist
    ezelsbruggetje

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German[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Interfix[edit]

-s-

  1. Genitival interfix used to link elements in some compounds.
    Arbeitszimmer

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Navajo[edit]

Interfix[edit]

-s-

  1. a consonant that sometimes appears as a ligature between the elements of a compound word.
    bįįstsoh = bįįh + -s- + tsoh

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Interfix[edit]

-s-

  1. Genitival interfix indicating that the former part is a characteristic of the latter.

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Interfix[edit]

-s-

  1. Genitival interfix indicating that the former part is a characteristic of the latter.

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Swedish[edit]

Interfix[edit]

-s-

  1. Genitival interfix indicating that the former part is a characteristic of the latter.

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