- -ist in the female form.
- Used with a stem to form the second-person plural past historic and imperfect subjunctive of regular -ire verbs
- ^ 2002, Giuseppe Patota, Lineamenti di grammatica storica dell'italiano (in Italian), Bologna: il Mulino, ISBN 88-15-08638-2, page p. 146:
Feminine form of -ists.
- Added to nouns to form feminie nouns denoting members/followers of a principle, religion, philosophy, lifestyle, or system of belief (usually named by words in -isms), or who has a certain profession or activity, just like its English cognate -ism.
- -ists (masculine counterpart of -iste)
- -isms (the corresponding profession / activity / system of belief)
- Used to form names of regions, areas, countries, etc. from the name of the their ruler: karalis “king” -> karaliste “kingdom.”