-tion

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English -cioun, borrowing from Old French -tion, -cion, borrowed from the stem of Latin -tiō. The Middle English -cioun became -tion in Modern English under the influence of the Middle French -tion and original Latin spellings.

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-tion

  1. (non-productive) Used to form nouns meaning "the action of (a verb)" or "the result of (a verb)". Words ending in this suffix are almost always derived from a similar Latin word; a few (eg. gumption) are not derived from Latin and are unrelated to any verb.
    (Can we add an example for this sense?)

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Danish[edit]

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-tion

  1. -tion; making nouns.

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French[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed as a learned form from Latin suffix Latin -tiōne or -tiōnem, ending of the singular ablative or accusative of those nouns ending with -tiō (part of the Latin third declension). The original inherited form of the suffix, -on/-son (or -aison from -ātionem), is today less common but can be found in words such as raison, saison, chanson, venaison, oraison, garnison, etc.

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-tion

  1. Used to indicate action, condition, result or effect, similar to the English suffix.

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German[edit]

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  • -ation (different (surface) analysis)

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  • IPA(key): /-ˈtsi̯oːn/, [-ˈt͡sjoːn], [-t͡siˈoːn]
  • The pronunciation with a syllabic [i] is virtually obsolete, thus one may simply transcribe /-ˈtsjoːn/.

Suffix[edit]

-tion f (genitive -tion, plural -tionen)

  1. -tion

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Swedish[edit]

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-tion

  1. -tion; making nouns. See also -else, -ing and -ning.

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