EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French -iste and Latin -ista, from Ancient Greek -ιστής (-istḗs), from -ίζω (-ízō, -ize, -ise, verbal suffix) +‎ -τής (-tḗs, agent-noun suffix).

PronunciationEdit

SuffixEdit

-ist

  1. Added to words to form nouns denoting:
    1. a person who studies or practices a particular discipline;
      botanist, one who studies plants
      psychiatrist, one who practices psychiatry
    2. a person who uses a device of some kind;
      violinist, one who plays a violin
      bicyclist, one who rides a bicycle
      autoist, one who drives an automobile
      pianist, one who plays the piano
      vapist, one who uses a vaping device
    3. one who engages in a particular type of activity;
      adventurist, one who takes risks or goes on adventures
      artist, one who makes art
      bigamist, one who commits bigamy
      terrorist, one who causes terror
      tourist, one who tours
      Note, many of these are related to -isms: adventurism, terrorism, tourism
    4. one who suffers from a specific condition or syndrome
      autist, egoist
      Note, these are related to -isms: autism, egoism
    5. one who subscribes to a particular theological doctrine or religious denomination;
      Calvinist, Baptist, deist
      Note, these are related to -isms: Calvinism, deism
    6. one who has a certain ideology or set of beliefs;
      Marxist, modernist, nihilist, existentialist, fascist, pacifist, activist, environmentalist,
      Note, these are related to -isms: Marxism, modernism, nihilism, existentialism, fascism, pacifism
    7. one who owns or manages something;
      capitalist; industrialist
      Note, these are related to -isms: capitalism; industrialism
    8. a person who holds bigoted, partial views.
      sexist, racist: Note, these are related to -isms: sexism, racism

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TranslationsEdit

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DutchEdit

SuffixEdit

-ist m

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

GermanEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ɪst]
  • (file)

SuffixEdit

-ist m (plural -isten, feminine -istin, feminine plural -istinnen)

  1. -ist
    Pianist - pianist
    Anarchist - anarchist
    Rassist - racist

Also see: Category:German words suffixed with -ist


Middle EnglishEdit

SuffixEdit

-ist

  1. Alternative form of -est
    knowist, sendist, bitakist

Norwegian BokmålEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French -iste, from Latin -ista, from Ancient Greek -ιστής (-istḗs).

SuffixEdit

-ist m

  1. used to form nouns, usually relating to people.

ReferencesEdit


Norwegian NynorskEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French -iste, from Latin -ista, from Ancient Greek -ιστής (-istḗs).

SuffixEdit

-ist m

  1. used to form nouns, usually relating to people.

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RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French -iste.

PronunciationEdit

SuffixEdit

-ist m or n (feminine singular -istă, masculine plural -iști, feminine and neuter plural -iste)

  1. -ist
    pianistpianist
    anarhistanarchist
    rasistracist

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Serbo-CroatianEdit

SuffixEdit

-ist (Cyrillic spelling -ист)

  1. Suffix appended to words to create a masculine noun, usually denoting a follower or a profession. Chiefly used for loanwords.

SwedishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French -iste.

PronunciationEdit

SuffixEdit

-ist

  1. -ist
    pianistpianist
    anarkistanarchist
    rasistracist

DeclensionEdit

Declension of -ist 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative -ist -isten -ister -isterna
Genitive -ists -istens -isters -isternas

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