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EtymologyEdit

From Latin -icus.

PronunciationEdit

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SuffixEdit

-icus

  1. -ic or ician

Derived termsEdit


LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From i-stem + -cus, occurring in some original case and later used freely. Cognate with Ancient Greek -ικός (-ikós), Proto-Germanic *-igaz (Old High German and Old English -ig, Gothic -𐌴𐌹𐌲𐍃 (-eigs)).

PronunciationEdit

SuffixEdit

-icus m (feminine -ica, neuter -icum); first/second declension

  1. belonging to
  2. derived from
  3. of or pertaining to; connected with; -ish

Usage notesEdit

The suffix -icus is added to a noun, adjective, verb, etc., to form an adjective.

Examples:
ūnus (one) + ‎-icus → ‎ūnicus (single, unique)
amō (I love) + ‎-icus → ‎amīcus (loving, friendly)
Gallia (Gaul) + ‎-icus → ‎gallicus (Gallic, Gaulish)
metallum (metal) + ‎-icus → ‎metallicus (metallic)

InflectionEdit

First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative -icus -ica -icum -icī -icae -ica
Genitive -icī -icae -icī -icōrum -icārum -icōrum
Dative -icō -icō -icīs
Accusative -icum -icam -icum -icōs -icās -ica
Ablative -icō -icā -icō -icīs
Vocative -ice -ica -icum -icī -icae -ica

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