See also: ias, ías, -ías, and -iäs

FinnishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Probably from -ja (agent suffix) +‎ -s.

SuffixEdit

-ias (front vowel harmony variant -iäs)

  1. Forms adjectives and sometimes nouns, often from verbs describing doing such an action often.

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HungarianEdit

EtymologyEdit

-i (adjective-forming suffix) + -as (adjective-forming suffix)

PronunciationEdit

SuffixEdit

-ias

  1. (adjective-forming suffix) reminding of, appropriate to, characteristic of. Added to a noun to form an adjective.
    város (city, town)városias (urban, reminding of/appropriate to a city or town)

Usage notesEdit

  • (adjective-forming suffix) Harmonic variants:
    -ias is added to back vowel words
    -ies is added to front vowel words

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LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

SuffixEdit

-iās

  1. accusative feminine plural of -ius

LithuanianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Balto-Slavic *-ios; which also gave Latvian -̧s, -̧š – compare žálias : zaļš (green); tùsčias : tukšs (empty). Also related is the Proto-Slavic masculine *-ь. Ultimately, a thematised variant of i-stems (see -is), either of Proto-Indo-European age (cf. *-yós), or of more recent formation. Under stress, *-iós gave Lithuanian -ỹs; see for more.

PronunciationEdit

IPA(key): /-ʲɐs/

SuffixEdit

-ias

  1. Masculine nominative singular ending for i̯o-stem nouns and adjectives.
    (nouns) élnias, kélias, mẽdžias, svẽčias, vélnias
    (adjectives): bẽrgždžias, kùrčias, pė́ščias, šviẽžias, trẽčias, tùsčias, žálias

DeclensionEdit

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