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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin -ica, neuter plural of -icus.

Note that etymologically this is not -ic + -a ((plural ending)), as -ic is the English form, having dropped the -um, though adding an -a to an English word ending in -ic does produce a superficial etymologically.

SuffixEdit

-ica

  1. a collection of things that relate to a specific place, person, theme, etc.

Usage notesEdit

Not productive, and rarely used; -ana and -ia are more common.

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-ica

  1. feminine singular of -ic

DutchEdit

SuffixEdit

-ica

  1. female equivalent of -icus

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LatinEdit

PronunciationEdit

Suffix 1Edit

-ica

  1. inflection of -icus:
    1. nominative/vocative feminine singular
    2. nominative/accusative/vocative neuter plural

Suffix 2Edit

-icā

  1. ablative feminine singular of -icus

PolishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *-ica.

SuffixEdit

-ica f

  1. Forms feminine nouns, especially pejoratives and augmentatives

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PortugueseEdit

Serbo-CroatianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *-ica.

SuffixEdit

-ica (Cyrillic spelling -ица)

  1. Suffix appended to words to create a feminine noun, commonly used for forming diminutives.
  2. Suffix appended to words to create a masculine or feminine noun, usually a pejorative.
  3. feminine of -ik

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-ica

  1. feminine singular of -ico

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