Old EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

SuffixEdit

-oc m

  1. noun suffix used to form descriptive names from adjectives
    rudducruddock, robin (literally, “little red one”)
  2. diminutive suffix
    bealluctesticle (literally, “little ball”)
    bullucmale calf, bullock
    buttucend, buttock; piece of land

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DescendantsEdit

  • Middle English: -ok, -ek