-sch

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See also: -'sch, sch., and Sch.

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch -sch.

Suffix[edit]

-sch

  1. Archaic form of -s.

German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Contraction of -isch.

Alternative forms[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-sch

  1. A suffix attached to names to produce eponymous adjectives: -ean, -ian, 's
    die Boolesche/boolesche AlgebraBoolean algebra
Usage notes[edit]
  • Words in -sch inflect like normal adjectives.
  • While the name generally remains capitalised with the spelling -'sch, it may alternatively be lowercased without the apostrophe (provided that the adjective is neither nominalised nor part of a fixed term).
Derived terms[edit]


Etymology 2[edit]

Feminine nomilisation of etymology 1. Compare Dutch -se, Low German -sche, -sch.

Suffix[edit]

-sch

  1. (dated or regional) A suffix attached to family names and other words identifying families or groups of people, to produce a female form, especially denoting a wife or mother.
    Müller (family name) + -schdie Müllersche (Mrs Müller)
    Nachbar (neighbour) + -schdie Nachbarsche (“the woman next door”, especially “the mother of the neighbour family”)
    Kirchdorf (place name) + -schdie Kirchdorfsche (“that certain woman from Kirchdorf”, especially “the mother of that certain family living there”)

Derived terms[edit]


Middle Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Dutch -isc, from Proto-Germanic *-iskaz.

Suffix[edit]

-sch

  1. -ish, -an; Used to form adjectives of origin.

Alternative forms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Dutch: -s (older -sch)