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See also: lik, lík, and -lık

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AfrikaansEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Dutch -lijk.

SuffixEdit

-lik

  1. Forming adjectives from nouns with the sense of ‘characteristic of, pertaining to’.

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EstonianEdit

EtymologyEdit

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Particularly: “From Germanic -līk?”

SuffixEdit

-lik (genitive -liku, partitive -likku)

  1. -ly, -ic, -al - forms adjectives from nouns or verbs.

DeclensionEdit

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GreenlandicEdit

AffixEdit

-lik (n-n?, truncative?)

  1. having, provided with, owning

DescendantsEdit

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HungarianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

-l +‎ -ik

SuffixEdit

-lik

  1. Added to a noun or adjective to form a verb.
    fény (light) + ‎-lik → ‎fénylik (to shine)
    kék (blue) + ‎-lik → ‎kéklik (to appear blue)

Usage notesEdit

The same form is used for both back and front vowel words.

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Middle EnglishEdit

SuffixEdit

-lik

  1. Alternative form of -liche

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TurkishEdit

SuffixEdit

-lik

  1. -ness
    genç (young) + ‎-lik → ‎gençlik (youngness)
  2. -hood
    anne (mother) + ‎-lik → ‎annelik (motherhood)
  3. -ship
    üye (member) + ‎-lik → ‎üyelik (membership)
  4. ... container
    kalem (pencil) + ‎-lik → ‎kalemlik (pencil case)

Usage notesEdit

  • It may change to -lık, -luk, -lük depending on the last vowel of the word.

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DescendantsEdit