-ski

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See also: ski and Ski

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Russian -ский (-skij, adjectival suffix), perhaps influenced by Russki or other -ski-terminated terms such as Russian surnames. Doublet of -ish and -esque.

Suffix[edit]

-ski

  1. (informal, humorous) Added to a word, name, or phrase to invoke Russianness, Polishness, or a more general Slavicness.

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

As with many slang suffixes, there are probably multiple origins. The main origin is probably -ska +‎ -i, but there is almost certainly at least some inspiration taken from Russian -ский (-skij).

Suffix[edit]

-ski

  1. (slang) Slang suffix, generally for nouns (with clipping).

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Lower Sorbian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *-ьskъ, from Proto-Indo-European *-iskos.

Suffix[edit]

-ski

  1. a suffix added to a noun to form an adjective

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Old Polish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Inherited from Proto-Slavic *-ьskъ.

Suffix[edit]

-ski

  1. forms adjectives

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Descendants[edit]

  • Polish: -ski

Polish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Inherited from Old Polish -ski, from Proto-Slavic *-ьskъ.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ski/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -i
  • Syllabification: ski

Suffix[edit]

-ski

  1. forms surnames
    kowal + ‎-ski → ‎Kowalski
  2. forms adjectives
    dama + ‎-ski → ‎damski

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Further reading[edit]

  • -ski in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • -ski in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Slovene[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *-ьskъ, from Proto-Indo-European *-iskos.

Pronunciation[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-ski

  1. added to nouns (people or animals) to form an adjective

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