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־ית (-ítf (plural ־יות)

  1. For masculine singular adjectives in ־י (), replacing that ending to produce feminine singular forms.
    בְּעָיָתִי (problematic m sg) + ‎־ית → ‎בְּעָיָתִית (ba'ayatít, problematic f sg)
    צרפתי ‎→ צרפתית (tsarfatít, French)
  2. Appended to certain masculine nouns denoting men, forming feminine counterparts denoting women or females.
    מֶלְצַר ‎→ מֶלְצָרִית (miltsarít, waitress)
  3. Appended to certain masculine nouns denoting large items, forming feminine counterparts denoting corresponding small items.
    שַׂק (big bag) ‎→ שׂקִּית (sakít, small bag)
  4. Forming proper nouns denoting languages (identical to feminine singular adjectives).
    צרפתית (tsarfatít, French)
  5. Forming female given names; especially, appended to male given names to form female counterparts.
    דּוֹר (Dor) ‎→ דּוֹרִית (Dorit)
  6. Forming words describing vehicles.
    מַשָּׂא (masá, cargo) + ‎־ית → ‎מַשָּׂאִית (masa'ít, truck)
    חָלָל (khalál, space) + ‎־ית → ‎חֲלָלִית (khalalít, spaceship)


  • (forming feminine counterparts denoting females): ־ת (-et), ־ה (-ah)

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