See also: ik, Ik, IK, ik', ik-, and -ík

AbenakiEdit

SuffixEdit

-ik

  1. A suffix used to form the plurals of some animate words.

Usage notesEdit

  • Often used to form the plurals of words (especially nouns denoting people who have particular occupations or activities) which end in the consonant d or t (which causes the d or t to mutate into j: nodabônkad, "baker" → nodabônkajik, "bakers"); only rarely used to form the plurals of words ending in other letters (nodkwaag, notkwahag, "pilot" → nodkwaagik, notkwahagik, "pilots").
  • See the usage notes at -ak.

AzerbaijaniEdit

SuffixEdit

preceding vowel
A / I E / Ə / İ O / U Ö / Ü
postconsonantal -ıq -ik -uq -ük
postvocalic -yıq -yik -yuq -yük

-ik

  1. First-person plural present simple copula
    1. [we] are

BasqueEdit

SuffixEdit

-ik

  1. Forms the partitive case.
    etxe (house) + ‎-ik → ‎etxerik (any house?)

Derived termsEdit


EstonianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Finnic *-ikko.

SuffixEdit

-ik (genitive -iku, partitive -ikut)

  1. Derives nouns from numerals, with the meaning "group of".
    kaks (two)kaksik (twin, group of two)
    kolm (three)kolmik (triplet, group of three)
    neli (four)nelik (quadruplet, four of a kind (poker), group of four)

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit


GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin -icus and Ancient Greek -ικός (-ikós).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /-ɪk/
  • (file)

SuffixEdit

-ik

  1. forms feminine nouns referring to fields of study
  2. forms feminine collective nouns
  3. forms feminine nouns referring to characteristics

Derived termsEdit


HungarianEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Adjective suffix.

SuffixEdit

-ik

  1. (adjective suffix) Specifies which one of a specific set of things/persons. Used with adjectives. See usage notes below.
    rosszabb (worse)a rosszabbik (the worse one)
    más (different)(egy) másik (another one)a másik (“the other one”)
    A nagyobbik szobában Péter lakik. ― Peter lives in the bigger room (out of a specific set of rooms).
Usage notesEdit
  • (adjective suffix) The -ik creates a determining or specifying adjective from a comparative adjective so it will answer the question melyik? (which?). In a few cases it takes not a comparative but a positive adjective, which already incorporates the idea of comparison (e.g. más (different)). It is very often used with a definite article (a/az (the)).
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Possessive suffix.

SuffixEdit

-ik

  1. possessive suffix for multiple possessions if there is no noun for the possessor:
    1. their ……-s (third-person plural; the pronoun ő (s/he) (!) being optional for emphasis)
      kapu (gate)a kapuik, az ő kapuik (their gates)
      érme (coin)az érméik, az ő érméik (their coins)
    2. (formal) your ……-s (second-person plural, grammatically resembling the third person plural)
      kapu (gate)a kapuik (your [formal, plural] gates), alternatively: az önök kapui, a maguk kapui (!)
      érme (coin)az érméik (your [formal, plural] coins), alternatively: az önök érméi, a maguk érméi (!)
Usage notesEdit
  • (possessive suffix) Variants:
    -ik is added to words ending in a vowel except -i. Final -a changes to -á-. Final -e changes to -é-.
    -aik is added to some back-vowel words ending in a consonant
    -eik is added to some front-vowel words ending in a consonant
    -jaik is added to some back-vowel words ending in a consonant or the vowel -i
    -jeik is added to some front-vowel words ending in a consonant or the vowel -i

Etymology 3Edit

Personal suffix.

SuffixEdit

-ik

  1. (personal suffix) The ending of a large group of passive/reflexive verbs in indefinite third-person singular present tense, their dictionary form.
    Sokat utazik.S/he travels a lot.
  2. (personal suffix) Used to form the definite third-person plural present indicative of (front-vowel) verbs.
    Coordinate term: (for back-vowel verbs) -ják
    Megnézik a filmet.They will see the movie.
    [from megnéz (to look at, to see), indicating a definite object, here required by a (the)]
Usage notesEdit

The above two senses are usually not difficult to distinguish if one knows whether the dictionary form of the verb ends in -ik. If it does, it is usually not a transitive verb (since most -ik verbs have a passive or reflexive meaning) so it will be probably an (indefinite) singular. On the other hand, if the dictionary form of the verb has no -ik, the only option is the definite plural. Eszik (’to eat’) is one of the few -ik verbs that are transitive. In such a case, one needs to rely on the definiteness of the object. For more details, see its Usage notes.

  • (personal suffix, definite conjugation) See harmonic variants in the table below.
Derived termsEdit

See alsoEdit


IndonesianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English -ic, from Old French -ique, from Latin -icus, from Proto-Indo-European *-kos, *-ḱos, formed with the i-stem suffix *-i- and the adjectival suffix *-kos, *-ḱos.

SuffixEdit

-ik

  1. -ic.
    analitikanalytic

Usage notesEdit

The suffix -ik is often appears as loaned words fron English. Many words with this suffix have synonyms with suffix -is which loaned from Dutch. However, the Dutch-loaned -is is seemingly preferred over -ik. Never used in chemical compound sense.

Derived termsEdit

Category Indonesian words suffixed with -ik not found

Related termsEdit


Middle EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

SuffixEdit

-ik

  1. Alternative form of -y

Etymology 2Edit

From Old French -ique, from Latin -icus, from Proto-Indo-European *-kos. Doublet of -y.

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

SuffixEdit

-ik

  1. Forms nouns denoting a quality from adjectives; -ic.
Derived termsEdit
DescendantsEdit
  • English: -ic
ReferencesEdit

PolishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *-ikъ.

SuffixEdit

-ik m

  1. Forms diminutive nouns.
    słodki + ‎-ik → ‎słodzik

DeclensionEdit

(personal nouns)

(other nouns)

Derived termsEdit


Serbo-CroatianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *-ikъ.

SuffixEdit

-ik (Cyrillic spelling -ик)

  1. Suffix appended to words to create a masculine noun, usually denoting a profession, performer, place, object, tool or a feature.

See alsoEdit


SlovakEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Slavic *-ikъ.

SuffixEdit

-ik m

  1. Alternative form of suffix -ík after roots in a long vowel or a diphthong.
    vták + ‎-ik → ‎vtáčik
    hriešny + ‎-ik → ‎hriešnik

Related termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Latin -icus or Ancient Greek -ικός (-ikós).

SuffixEdit

-ik m

  1. Fictive suffix in case when both an occupational name in -ik and its base noun were borrowed
    akadémia + ‎-ik → ‎akademik

Related termsEdit

DeclensionEdit

  • Declension in case of an inanimate noun according to the declension pattern dub:
  • Declension in case of an animate noun according to the declension pattern chlap:

Further readingEdit

  • Pauliny, Eugen - Ružička, Jozef - Štolc, Jozef (1968), Slovenská gramatika (in Slovak), 5th edition, Bratislava: Slovenské pedagogické nakladateľstvo, pages 145-152
  • -ik in Slovak dictionaries at korpus.sk

VepsEdit

EtymologyEdit

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.) Presumably related to Finnish -ko.

ParticleEdit

-ik

  1. Interrogative particle. It is attached to the finite verb in yes-no questions, which is then placed first in the sentence.

VolapükEdit

SuffixEdit

-ik

  1. Used to form adjectives and determiners.