Bulgarian edit

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): [-it͡ʃ]
  • (file)

Etymology 1 edit

Inherited from Proto-Slavic *-ičь.

Suffix edit

-ич (-ičm (rare)

  1. Forms nomina agentis from verbs or adjectives.
    во́дя (vódja, to lead) + ‎-ич (-ič) → ‎води́ч (vodíč, leader) (dated, dialectal)
    млад (mlad, young) + ‎-ич (-ič) → ‎мла́дич (mládič, lad, youngster) (dated, dialectal)
  2. Forms diminutive nouns from nouns.
    бог (bog, God) + ‎-ич (-ič) → ‎божи́ч (božíč, God's son) (dialectal)

Etymology 2 edit

Inherited from Proto-Slavic *-iťь.

Suffix edit

-ич (-ičm (obsolete)

  1. Forms masculine patronymic proper names from adjectival forms of personal names; originally denoting membership to a household
    Петров (Petrov) + ‎-ич (-ič) → ‎Петрович (Petrovič)
    Иванов (Ivanov) + ‎-ич (-ič) → ‎Иванович (Ivanovič)

Russian edit

Alternative forms edit

  • -ыч (-yč)after a hard consonant

Etymology edit

Inherited from Old East Slavic -ичь (-ičĭ), from Proto-Slavic *-iťь.

Suffix edit

-ич (-ičm (informal)

  1. A masculine patronymic suffix added to a given name ending in a soft (palatalized) consonant: son of
    И́горь (Ígorʹ, Igor) + ‎-ич (-ič) → ‎И́горич (Ígorič, son of Igor)
    Тимофе́й (Timoféj, Timothy) + ‎-ич (-ič) → ‎Тимофе́ич (Timoféič, son of Timothy)

Declension edit

Derived terms edit

Serbo-Croatian edit

Suffix edit

-ич (Latin spelling -ič)

  1. Suffix appended to words to create a masculine noun, used only for four nouns: бранич, гонич, рибич and водич.