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־ײַ

See also: ײand יי

YiddishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German -īe.

SuffixEdit

־ײַ (-ayf, n

  1. Place where characteristic activity is conducted.
    בעקער (beker, baker) > בעקערײַ (bekeray, bakery)
  2. Used to create abstract nouns denoting a state, condition, or quality.
    דאָקטער (dokter, doctor) > דאָקטערײַ (dokteray, medicine (profession))