See also: massig, mäßig, and -mässig

German edit

Alternative forms edit

Etymology edit

From Maß +‎ -ig.

Pronunciation edit

  • 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)

Suffix edit


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

Usage notes edit

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

Derived terms edit