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See also: ier, Ier, and ièr

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EnglishEdit

Examples

happyhappier

SuffixEdit

-ier

  1. variant of -er for adjectives ending in y

AnagramsEdit


DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French -ier.

PronunciationEdit

SuffixEdit

-ier m

  1. appended to a word, it yields a noun which signifies the subject who performs something related to that word

Derived termsEdit


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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle French -ier, -er, from Old French -ier, -er, from Latin -ārium, the accusative of -ārius. Compare the borrowed doublet -aire.

PronunciationEdit

SuffixEdit

-ier m

  1. used to form the names of trees bearing a particular type of fruit
    banane (banana) + ‎-ier → ‎bananier (banana tree)
    poire (pear) + ‎-ier → ‎poirier (pear tree)
  2. used to form the names of ships
    chalut (trawl net) + ‎-ier → ‎chalutier (trawler)
    pétrole (oil) + ‎-ier → ‎pétrolier (oil tanker)
  3. used to form the names of jobs
    chocolat (chocolate) + ‎-ier → ‎chocolatier (chocolatier)

Derived termsEdit


Further readingEdit


GermanEdit

SuffixEdit

-ier

  1. see -ieren

Middle FrenchEdit

SuffixEdit

-ier

  1. Alternative form of -er (suffix forming or denoting a verb)
  2. Alternative form of -er (suffix forming or denoting an agent noun, often a profession)

Old FrenchEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • -er (both etymologies, present in all varieties but more common in Anglo-Norman than in France)
  • -ar (verbal suffix, 9th and 10th centuries. Only a couple of words are attested with this suffix, salvar, intrar and devastar)

Etymology 1Edit

From Latin -āre.

SuffixEdit

-ier

  1. suffix used to form infinitives of first conjugation verbs
    forgier
    to forge
DescendantsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Latin -ārius, -ārium.

SuffixEdit

-ier

  1. indicates a profession
    bouchierbutcher
  2. indicates location, where one lives
    forestierforester
DescendantsEdit

See alsoEdit


SwedishEdit

SuffixEdit

-ier

  1. -an; making a noun, describing a person by nationality, e.g. Indienindier, Iran, iranier

SynonymsEdit

Derived termsEdit