Last modified on 16 August 2014, at 20:41

-isc

See also: iść

Old EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Germanic *-iskaz (-ish), from Proto-Indo-European *-iskos. Cognate with Old Frisian -isk, Old Saxon -isc, Old High German -isc, Old Norse -iskr, Gothic -𐌹𐍃𐌺𐍃 (-isks), Ancient Greek -ισκος (-iskos, diminutive suffix).

SuffixEdit

-isc

  1. of or pertaining to; -ish
  2. used to form words denoting ethnicity or nationality
    englisc "English"

DescendantsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Proto-Germanic *-iską, *-iskiją.

Alternative formsEdit

SuffixEdit

-isc, -isce n

  1. suffix forming nouns with a collective or group force
    þēnisc "service, religious service, ministry"
    hīwisc, hīwisce "household"
    īdisc "property, household, family belongings, stuff"
DeclensionEdit

Old High GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *-iskaz (-ish).

SuffixEdit

-isc

  1. used to form adjectives
    himilisc (heavenly) from himil (heaven)

DescendantsEdit