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See also: esti, Esti, ēsti, ėsti, ești, and -esti




Etymology 1Edit



  1. plural of -esc.
Usage notesEdit

-ești is widely used indicating a placename, being in fact a plural of the possessive suffix -escu, formerly used for patronyms and currently widespread for family names.

The obsolete form -esci/-eșci, was sometimes used before the beginning of the 20th century, while another form sometimes found is -ăști. The unrelated Slavic suffixes -ovo, -evo are also found.

In some areas in Romania, more than half of the placenames have this suffix. Overall, this ending is part of the names of 14.8% of the Romanian towns and villages (2,038 out of 13,724) and 11.4% of the Moldovan towns and villages (144 out of 1,254).

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Etymology 2Edit

A form of the infix -esc-, from Latin -ēscō, in this case -ēscis. Cognates include Italian -isci, Spanish -eces.

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  1. Used with a stem to form the second-person singular present of most regular -i (fourth conjugation) verbs. E.g. unești, tușești, ferești, pățești, urăști.
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