-mäßig

See also: massig, mäßig, and -mässig

GermanEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • -mässig (Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg)

EtymologyEdit

From Maß +‎ -ig.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˌmɛːsɪç/ (standard; used naturally in western central Germany)
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  • IPA(key): /ˌmeːsɪç/ (northern and eastern Germany)
  • IPA(key): /ˌmɛːsɪɡ/ (south-western Germany; Switzerland)
  • IPA(key): /ˌmeːsɪɡ/ (south-eastern Germany; Austria)

SuffixEdit

-mäßig

  1. -like (having some of the characteristics of)
  2. -wise (with respect to, concerning)

Usage notesEdit

  • Like its English equivalent, German -mäßig is very productive particularly in informal language.

Derived termsEdit