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-nīca

See also: nica, Nica, and -nica

LatvianEdit

EtymologyEdit

A borrowing from Old East Slavic -ница (-nica) (as in words such as Russian больница (bolʹnica, hospital)).[1]

SuffixEdit

-nīca

  1. Added to nouns and adjectives to derive nouns of places and also some objects (usually "collections of" something), related to (e.g., useful for) the meaning of the original noun.

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Forssman, Berthold. 2001. Lettische Grammatik (Dettelbach: Verlag J. H. Röll GmbH) ISBN: 3-89754-194-7, page {{{1}}}.