See also: erie and Erie

English edit

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-erie

  1. Obsolete spelling of -ery

French edit

Etymology edit

From Old French -erie. By surface analysis, -ier +‎ -ie.

Pronunciation edit

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-erie f (plural -eries)

  1. denotes a shop selling a certain product
    bijou (jewel) + ‎-erie → ‎bijouterie (jeweler's)
  2. denotes an organization specializing in a given field
    huile (oil) + ‎-erie → ‎huilerie (oil refinery)
  3. denotes an object used to perform an action
    souffler (to blow) + ‎-erie → ‎soufflerie (blower)
  4. denotes nouns describing qualities or properties
    tricher (to cheat) + ‎-erie → ‎tricherie (cheating)

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Middle English edit

Alternative forms edit

Etymology edit

Borrowed from Old French -erie. Some Middle English uses are new formations from -er +‎ -ie.

Pronunciation edit

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-erie

  1. Forms nouns denoting an art, craft, or practice.
  2. Forms nouns denoting the place where a practice is done.
  3. Forms nouns a group or collective.

Derived terms edit

Descendants edit

  • English: -ery, -ry
  • Scots: -ery, -ry

References edit

Old French edit

Etymology edit

From -ier +‎ -ie.

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-erie

  1. used to form feminine nouns

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Descendants edit

Romanian edit

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-erie f

  1. Alternative form of -ărie