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-ka

CzechEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *-ъka.

SuffixEdit

-ka

  1. Appended to words to create a feminine version of a noun, especially a profession, origin, or proper name.
  2. Appended to words to create a diminutive form of a noun.

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HungarianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Finno-Ugric, compare to Finnish -kka.

PronunciationEdit

SuffixEdit

-ka

  1. (diminutive suffix) Added to a word to express smallness, youth, unimportance, or endearment. When added to present participles, it can also express the instrument or place of the action indicated in the base word.
    cukor (sugar) → cukorka (candy)
    asztal (table) → asztalka (small table)
    jár (to walk) → járó (walking) → járóka (playpen)

Usage notesEdit

  • (diminutive suffix) Harmonic variants:
    -ka is added to back vowel words
    -ke is added to front vowel words

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JapaneseEdit

RomanizationEdit

-ka

  1. rōmaji reading of

Lower SorbianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *-ъka.

SuffixEdit

-ka

  1. added to masculine nouns to form a feminine
  2. added to feminine nouns to form a diminutive

Derived termsEdit


PolishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *-ъka.

SuffixEdit

-ka f

  1. feminine noun suffix
  2. diminutive noun suffix

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit

SuffixEdit

-ka n, n pl

  1. genitive singular of -ko
  2. nominative plural of -ko
  3. vocative plural of -ko

Serbo-CroatianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *-ъka.

SuffixEdit

-ka (Cyrillic spelling -ка)

  1. Suffix appended to words to create a feminine noun, denoting a part, profession, feature, membership, origin, social status, complexion, proper name, abstract noun or animal's name.

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SlovakEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *-ъka.

SuffixEdit

-ka

  1. Denotes that the word is a feminine version of the word it is appended to.
    Talian (m, an Italian man) + -ka = Talianka (f, an Italian woman)
  2. Sometimes denotes a word as a diminutive
    mucha (f, a fly) + -ka = muška (f, a small fly)

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Upper SorbianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *-ъka.

SuffixEdit

-ka

  1. added to masculine nouns to form a feminine
  2. added to feminine nouns to form a diminutive

Derived termsEdit