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HindiEdit

EtymologyEdit

From several sources merging into one suffix.

PronunciationEdit

SuffixEdit

-ई (), Urdu spelling: ـی

  1. forms qualitative adjectives from nouns
    क़ीमत (qīmat, value, worth) + ‎-ई () → ‎क़ीमती (qīmtī, expensive, valuable)
  2. forms adverbs from adjectives
    ज़बरदस्त (zabardast, strong, heavy) + ‎-ई () → ‎ज़बरदस्ती (zabardastī, forcibly)
  3. forms qualitative nouns from adjectives
    अक़्लमंद (aqlamand, smart) + ‎-ई () → ‎अक़्लमंदी (aqlamandī, intelligence)
  4. one who does
    शास्त्र (śāstra, science) + ‎-ई () → ‎शास्त्री (śāstrī, scientist)
  5. (chemistry) -ine

Derived termsEdit