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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Variant spelling of -y.

SuffixEdit

-ie

  1. Forming diminutive or affectionate forms of nouns or names.
    • 1869, Louisa May Alcott, An Old-Fashioned Girl:
      "Polly, I wish you 'd let me call you Marie," said Fanny one day, as they were shopping together.
      "You may call me Mary, if you like; but I won't have any ie put on to my name. I'm Polly at home and I'm fond of being called so; but Marie is Frenchified and silly."
      "I spell my own name with an ie, and so do all the girls."
      "And what a jumble of Netties, Nellies, Hatties, and Sallies there is. How 'Pollie' would look spelt so!"
    deardearie
    sweetsweetie
    smilesmiley or smilie
    KatherineKathie or Cathy
    BillBilly
  2. (occasionally, sometimes derogatory) Forming nouns signifying the person associated with suffixed noun or verb.
    bikebikie
    surfsurfie
    towntownie
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AfrikaansEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Dutch -je.

PronunciationEdit

SuffixEdit

-ie (plural -ies)

  1. Forms a diminutive noun

Usage notesEdit

  • The suffix -ie is used in nouns that end in -b, -f, -g, -k, -p, -s. Nouns ending in other sounds use one of the alternative forms above.

CzechEdit

SuffixEdit

-ie f

  1. A suffix denoting a branch of science or study, similar to -ics.

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DutchEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle Dutch -ie, ultimately from Latin -ia.

SuffixEdit

-ie f

  1. A variant of -ij
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Etymology 2Edit

Ultimately from Latin -iō.

SuffixEdit

-ie f

  1. -ion, -y
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Etymology 3Edit

An alteration of je in popular speech.

SuffixEdit

-ie n

  1. (Netherlands, informal) A variant of -je, a suffix forming diminutive nouns.
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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin -ia, a suffix used to create abstract nouns, and from Ancient Greek -ία (-ía), -εια (-eia).

SuffixEdit

-ie

  1. indicates a feminine noun, often an abstract one

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LatinEdit

Middle FrenchEdit

SuffixEdit

-ie

  1. indicates a feminine noun, often an abstract one

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Middle High GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Old French -ie, from Latin -ia.

SuffixEdit

-īe f

  1. used to create female abstract nouns

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Old FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin -ia.

SuffixEdit

-ie

  1. indicates a feminine noun, often an abstract one

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DescendantsEdit

  • Middle French: -ie
  • Middle High German: -ie



RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Probably from Latin -īlia, neuter plural of -īlis. Less likely from Latin -ia. Compare Aromanian -ilji, -ilje.

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SuffixEdit

-ie f (plural -ii)

  1. Used with a stem to create a (usually abstract) noun relating to it; can be compared to -ship, -hood, -ness, -ity, etc.

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