Webster 1913 Edition
-isc; akin to G.
-isc, Goth. & Dan.
-isk, Gr. [GREEK]. Cf.
A suffix used to from adjectives from nouns and from adjectives. It denotes
similarity, and sometimes has a
ish, somewhat white.
-issen, fr. F.
-iss-(found in the present particle, etc., of certain verbs, as
fleurirto flourish), corresponding to L.
-escere, an inchoative ending.]
A verb ending, originally appearing in certain verbs of French origin;