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-skij

“a Romanization of Russian adjectival suffix -ский.”—This is not English. Any Russian text can be transliterated, but we don't call it English unless it is attested and used as such. Michael Z. 2010-04-06 19:40 z

Keep. The common suffix -sky of many American surnames descending from various Slavic peoples has several alternative spellings that are frequently encountered, such as -ski. The spelling -skij is the rarest alternative, but it is still found. Likewise, a Romanization of Russian adjectival suffix -ский is how Russian names are represented in English texts and documents. Путин is Russian, but its Romanization Putin is English. —Stephen 05:10, 7 April 2010 (UTC)
Stephen, parts of transliterated Slavic names are not English: they are not used to form words in English, they don't have their Slavic meaning in English, they don't enter English as components, only as organic parts of whole names. If we apply this logic then we should create a duplicate, transliterated etymology of the components of every Slavic name. Even though a name Kovalsky were transliterated and used in English, we shouldn't add entries for its Slavic components: koval – “romanization of Slavic коваль, ‘smith’ ”; -sky – “romanization of Slavic -ский or -ський, ‘adjectival suffix.’ ” Michael Z. 2010-04-07 15:45 z
AFAICT definition one is actually the etymology for definition two, so move that to the etymology (ergo, delete). Mglovesfun (talk) 09:30, 7 April 2010 (UTC)

Deleted.​—msh210 15:43, 22 April 2010 (UTC)