LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

Found in Late, Vulgar, and Medieval Latin. Conflation of Ancient Greek -ῐ́σκος (-ískos) and of descendants of Proto-Germanic *-iskaz, from Proto-Indo-European *-iskos (suffix).[1]

PronunciationEdit

SuffixEdit

-iscus (feminine -isca, neuter -iscum); first/second-declension suffix

  1. (Late Latin, Medieval Latin) Used to form adjectives

DeclensionEdit

First/second-declension adjective.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative -iscus -isca -iscum -iscī -iscae -isca
Genitive -iscī -iscae -iscī -iscōrum -iscārum -iscōrum
Dative -iscō -iscō -iscīs
Accusative -iscum -iscam -iscum -iscōs -iscās -isca
Ablative -iscō -iscā -iscō -iscīs
Vocative -isce -isca -iscum -iscī -iscae -isca

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ “-esco” in: Alberto Nocentini, Alessandro Parenti, “l'Etimologico — Vocabolario della lingua italiana”, Le Monnier, 2010, →ISBN