See also: escu

AromanianEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Late Latin, Vulgar Latin -iscus. Compare Romanian -esc.

SuffixEdit

-escu (feminine -eascã)

  1. -ish, -esque (added to a root to form an adjective)

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Etymology 2Edit

From Latin -ēscō (and -ēscunt in the case of the third-person plural). Cognates include Romanian -esc, Italian -isco, -iscono, Spanish -ezco, -ecen, Catalan -eixo, -eixen.

Alternative formsEdit

SuffixEdit

-escu

  1. Used with a stem to form the first-person singular and third-person plural present of most regular fourth conjugation verbs. E.g. unescu, tushescu, firescu, pãtsãscu, urãscu.

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RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From the suffix -esc, from Latin -iscus.

PronunciationEdit

SuffixEdit

-escu

  1. suffix forming many Romanian surnames, e.g. Ionescu, Petrescu, Popescu, Georgescu, Marinescu, Niculescu, Constantinescu, Văcărescu, Lucescu, Lupescu, Albulescu, etc.