See also: lic, líc, and lić

Lower SorbianEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /lit͡s/, [lʲit͡s]

ParticleEdit

-lic

  1. Alternative form of -li

ConjunctionEdit

-lic

  1. Alternative form of -li

Further readingEdit

  • -lic in Manfred Starosta (1999): Dolnoserbsko-nimski słownik / Niedersorbisch-deutsches Wörterbuch. Bautzen: Domowina-Verlag.

Middle EnglishEdit

SuffixEdit

-lic

  1. (Early Middle English) Alternative form of -ly (adjectival suffix)

Old EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *-līkaz (having the body or form of), from *līką (body) (whence English lich). Cognate with Old Saxon -līk (Middle Low German -lik), (Dutch -lijk, Afrikaans -lik, Old High German -līh (German -lich), Old Norse -ligr (Swedish -lig), Gothic -𐌻𐌴𐌹𐌺𐍃 (-leiks).

PronunciationEdit

SuffixEdit

-līċ

  1. forming adjectives from nouns and adjectives with the sense of "characteristic of, pertaining to"
  2. forming adjectives denoting multiplicity (compare English -fold)
    þrīlīċtriple, three-fold

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit


DescendantsEdit

  • Middle English: -ly, -li, -lych, -lich