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-ie

-ie

See also: Appendix:Variations of "ie"

English

Suffix

-ie

  1. Forming diminutive or affectionate forms of nouns or names.
    • 1869, Louisa May Alcott, An Old-Fashioned Girl:
      "Polly, I wish you 'd let me call you Marie," said Fanny one day, as they were shopping together.
      "You may call me Mary, if you like; but I won't have any ie put on to my name. I'm Polly at home and I'm fond of being called so; but Marie is Frenchified and silly."
      "I spell my own name with an ie, and so do all the girls."
      "And what a jumble of Netties, Nellies, Hatties, and Sallies there is. How 'Pollie' would look spelt so!"
    deardearie
    sweetsweetie
    KatherineKathie/Cathy
    BillBilly
  2. (occasionally, sometimes derogatory) Suffix forming noun signifying person associated with suffixed noun or verb.
    bikebikie
    surfsurfie
    towntownie
Translations

Derived terms

<a class='CategoryTreeLabel CategoryTreeLabelNs14 CategoryTreeLabelCategory' href='/wiki/Category:English_words_suffixed_with_-ie'>English words suffixed with -ie</a>

Afrikaans

Alternative forms

Etymology

From Dutch -je.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /i/

Suffix

-ie (plural -ies)

  1. Forms a diminutive noun

Usage notes

  • The suffix -ie is used in nouns that end in -b, -f, -g, -k, -p, -s. Nouns ending in other sounds use one of the alternative forms above.

Czech

Suffix

-ie f

  1. A suffix denoting a branch of science or study, similar to -ics.

Synonyms

Derived terms

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Dutch

Suffix

-ie f

  1. A variant of -ij

Derived terms

See also

<a class='CategoryTreeLabel CategoryTreeLabelNs14 CategoryTreeLabelCategory' href='/wiki/Category:Dutch_words_suffixed_with_-ie'>Dutch words suffixed with -ie</a>

French

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin -ia, a suffix used to create abstract nouns, and from Ancient Greek -ία (-ía), -εια (-eia).

Suffix

-ie

  1. indicates a feminine noun, often an abstract one

Derived terms

<a class='CategoryTreeLabel CategoryTreeLabelNs14 CategoryTreeLabelCategory' href='/wiki/Category:French_words_suffixed_with_-ie'>French words suffixed with -ie</a>

Latin

Suffix

-ie

  1. vocative masculine singular of -ius

Middle French

Suffix

-ie

  1. indicates a feminine noun, often an abstract one

Derived terms

<a class='CategoryTreeLabel CategoryTreeLabelNs14 CategoryTreeLabelCategory' href='/wiki/Category:Middle_French_words_suffixed_with_-ie'>Middle French words suffixed with -ie</a>

Descendants


Middle High German

Etymology

Borrowed from Old French -ie, from Latin -ia.

Suffix

-īe f

  1. used to create female abstract nouns

Descendants


Old French

Etymology

From Latin -ia.

Suffix

-ie

  1. indicates a feminine noun, often an abstract one

Derived terms

<a class='CategoryTreeLabel CategoryTreeLabelNs14 CategoryTreeLabelCategory' href='/wiki/Category:Old_French_words_suffixed_with_-ie'>Old French words suffixed with -ie</a>

Descendants

  • Middle French: -ie
  • Middle High German: -ie

Romanian

Etymology

Probably from Latin -īlia, neuter plural of -īlis. Less likely from Latin -ia. Compare Aromanian -ilji, -ilje.

Suffix

-ie f (plural -ii)

  1. Used with a stem to create an (usually abstract) noun relating to it; can be compared to -ship, -hood, -ness, -ity, etc.

Declension

Derived terms

<a class='CategoryTreeLabel CategoryTreeLabelNs14 CategoryTreeLabelCategory' href='/wiki/Category:Romanian_words_suffixed_with_-ie'>Romanian words suffixed with -ie</a>

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