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Old EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *-ukaz, *-ikaz. Akin to Old Saxon -ik-, Middle Low German -ken, Middle Dutch -kin. More at English -kin

PronunciationEdit

SuffixEdit

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  1. noun suffix used to form descriptive names from adjectives
    rudduc (ruddock, robin, (lit. "little red one"))
  2. diminutive suffix
    bealluc (testicle, (lit. "little ball"))
    bulluc (male calf, bullock)
    buttuc (end, buttock; piece of land)

DescendantsEdit