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-oc

Old EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *-ukaz. Akin to Old Saxon -ik-, Middle Low German -ken, Middle Dutch -kin. More at -kin

SuffixEdit

-oc m

  1. noun suffix used to form descriptive names from adjectives
    rudduc (ruddock, robin, (lit. "little red one"))
  2. diminuitive suffix
    bealluc (testiculi, (lit. "little balls"))
    bulluc (male calf, bullock)
    buttuc (end, buttock; piece of land)

DescendantsEdit