־ית

See also: ית

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HebrewEdit

EtymologyEdit

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SuffixEdit

־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)

SynonymsEdit

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

Derived termsEdit