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From Vulgar Latin -iscus.


-esc (feminine -esca, masculine plural -escs or -escos, feminine plural -esques)

  1. -esque (in the style or manner of)
  2. (usually derogatory) -ic (relating or pertinent to)

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Etymology 1Edit

From Late Latin or Vulgar Latin -iscus for older words and the common Romanian surname ending -escu, as well as the place name suffix -ești formed from the plural. Based on French -esque for many newer words or neologisms, which appear after the mid-19th century.


-esc m (feminine singular -ească, plural -ești, adverbial -ește)

  1. -esque, -ish (used with a root to form adjectives)
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Etymology 2Edit

A form of the infix -esc-, from Latin -ēscō (and -ēscunt in the case of the third-person plural). Cognates include Aromanian -escu, Italian -isco, -iscono, Spanish -ezco, -ecen, Catalan -eixo, -eixen.

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  1. Used with a stem to form the first-person singular and third-person plural present of most regular -i (fourth conjugation) verbs. E.g. unesc, tușesc, feresc, pățesc, urăsc.
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