EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Earlier form of -y

SuffixEdit

-ie

  1. Alternative form of -y 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. (often derogatory) Suffix forming noun signifying person associated with suffixed noun or verb.
    bikebikie
    surfsurfie
    towntownie

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CzechEdit

SuffixEdit

-ie f

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

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DutchEdit

SuffixEdit

-ie f

  1. A variant of -ij

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

SuffixEdit

-ie

  1. indicates a feminine noun, often an abstract one

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LatinEdit

SuffixEdit

-ie

  1. vocative masculine singular of -ius

Middle FrenchEdit

SuffixEdit

-ie

  1. indicates a feminine noun, often an abstract one

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Middle High GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

SuffixEdit

-īe f

  1. used to create female abstract nouns

DescendantsEdit


Old FrenchEdit

SuffixEdit

-ie

  1. indicates a feminine noun, often an abstract one

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

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