See also: nis, Nis, and ñiś

DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Dutch -nissi, -nussi, from Proto-Germanic *-nassuz.

SuffixEdit

-nis f (plural -nissen)

  1. -ness

Derived termsEdit


GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

See -ness

PronunciationEdit

SuffixEdit

-nis f, n (plural -nisse)

  1. A noun suffix, for derivation from a verb or adjective, such as hindern --> Hindernis or geheim --> Geheimnis.

Derived termsEdit


Old EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

SuffixEdit

-nis f

  1. Used to form abstract nouns, usually from adjectives, denoting quality or state. See -nes
Last modified on 31 January 2014, at 11:46