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Middle EnglishEdit

SuffixEdit

-ige

  1. Alternative form of -y.

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Old IrishEdit

EtymologyEdit

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SuffixEdit

-ige m

  1. Forms nouns from existing nouns, indicating a person who engages in an activity associated with the base noun.
    cath (battle) + ‎-ige → ‎cathaige (warrior)

Usage notesEdit

After an unpalatalised consonant, the suffix becomes -aige.

InflectionEdit

Masculine io-stem
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative -ige -igeL -igiL
Vocative -igi -igeL -igiu
Accusative -igeN -igeL -igiuH
Genitive -igiL -igeL -igeN
Dative -igiuL -igib -igib
Initial mutations of a following adjective:
  • H = triggers aspiration
  • L = triggers lenition
  • N = triggers nasalization

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DescendantsEdit

SuffixEdit

-ige

  1. genitive singular feminine of -ach

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