HebrewEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Semitic *-at as abstract/collective nouns-forming suffix.

PronunciationEdit

SuffixEdit

־וּת (-útf (plural ־ויות \ ־ֻיּוֹת‎)

  1. -ness, -ity, -ism; a suffix forming nouns, especially abstract nouns, from adjectives and other words.
Usage notesEdit
  • This suffix is often appended to adjectives in ־י(, -al, -an, -ic, -ous), such that ־יות(-iút, -ality, -anity, -icity, -osity) may be considered a suffix in its own right.
Derived termsEdit


Etymology 2Edit

From Proto-Semitic *-at as feminine nouns-forming suffix. Cognate with Arabic ـَات(-āt).

PronunciationEdit

SuffixEdit

־וֹת (-ót)

  1. The plural ending for most feminine and a few masculine nouns (regardless of state).
  2. The feminine plural ending for adjectives (regardless of state).
  3. The feminine plural ending for present-tense and present-participle forms of verbs.
  4. (rare) Appended to two masculine nouns denoting men, forming feminine counterparts denoting women or females.
    אָח(brother) ‎→ אָחוֹת(aḥót, sister)
    חָם(father in law) ‎→ חָמוֹת(ḥamót, mother in law)
Derived termsEdit
Category Hebrew words suffixed with ־ות (noun feminine plurals) not found
Category Hebrew words suffixed with ־ות (verb feminine plurals) not found


DescendantsEdit
  • Yiddish: ־ות(-es)
  • English: -oth, -os

See alsoEdit

AnagramsEdit


YiddishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Hebrew ־ות(-ót).

SuffixEdit

־ות (-es)

  1. The plural suffix for feminine nouns derived from Hebrew.