See also: if and IF

French edit

Etymology edit

Inherited from Middle French -if, from Old French -if, from Latin -īvus.

Pronunciation edit

Suffix edit

-if (feminine -ive, masculine plural -ifs, feminine plural -ives)

  1. -ive; forms adjectives denoting characteristics or qualities

Derived terms edit

Descendants edit

  • German: -iv
  • Norwegian Bokmål: -iv
  • Turkish: -if

German edit

Suffix edit

-if

  1. (dated) Alternative form of -iv

Malay edit

Etymology edit

Learned borrowing from Dutch -ief.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /-if/
  • Hyphenation: -if

Suffix edit

-if

  1. -ive.
    pasifpassive
    normatifnormative
    agresifaggressive

Middle English edit

Suffix edit

-if

  1. Alternative form of -yf

Middle French edit

Etymology edit

From Latin -ivus.

Suffix edit

-if

  1. -ive

Descendants edit

  • French: -if
    • German: -iv
    • Norwegian Bokmål: -iv
    • Turkish: -if

Old French edit

Etymology edit

From Latin -ivus.

Suffix edit

-if

  1. -ive

Descendants edit