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-ость

-ость

Old Church Slavonic

Suffix

-ость (-ostĭ)

  1. -ness, -ity; deadjectival nominalizing suffix used to create an i-stem feminine noun, usually an abstract noun denoting a quality.

Usage notes

When attached to a soft (palatal) stem, the variant -есть (-estĭ) is used.

Declension

Derived terms

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Russian

Etymology

From Proto-Slavic *-ostь

Suffix

-ость (-ostʹ) f

  1. -ness, -ity (used to form abstract nouns from adjectives)
    твёрдый (tvjórdyj, hard)твёрдость (tvjórdostʹ, hardness)
    бе́дный (bédnyj, poor)бе́дность (bédnostʹ, poorness)
    лихо́й (lixój, daring)ли́хость (líxostʹ, bravery, daring)
    гла́сный (glásnyj, open)гла́сность (glásnostʹ, openness)
    ста́рый (stáryj, old)ста́рость (stárostʹ, old age)
    безгра́мотный (bezgrámotnyj, illiterate)безгра́мотность (bezgrámotnostʹ, illiteracy)
    безнадёжный (beznadjóžnyj, hopeless)безнадёжность (beznadjóžnostʹ, hopelessness)

Declension

Derived terms

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