-vik

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Greenlandic[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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-vik (v-n?, additive?)

  1. used to denote a time or place where [verb]ing occurs
    anniarpoq (suffers) -> anniarfik (hell)
    qimaavoq (escapes) -> qimaaffik (refuge)
Usage notes[edit]

May become -ffik at a vowel base. (Bjørnum, S.: Grønlandsk Grammatik, 2003, Atugkat; p. 229)

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Etymology 2[edit]

Affix[edit]

-vik (n-n?, additive?)

  1. real, genuine
    nuna (country) -> nunavik (mainland, continent)
    kuulti (gold) -> kuultivik (real gold)
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