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EtymologyEdit

From the Ancient Greek -οι (-oi), the second-declension masculine nominative plural case ending — the plural form of -ος (-os); compare the equivalents of the Latin second declension (-us), with which the Grecian case endings are usually substituted in English words, especially in the plural.

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-oi

  1. plural of -os

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RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin -ōneus, -ōnius. See also the feminine -oaie. Compare Aromanian -onj, -onjiu. Cf. also Italian -one, an augmentative suffix.

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-oi n (plural -oaie)

  1. augmentative suffix, used to indicate a larger version of (e.g. piatră (rock) + ‎-oi → ‎pietroi (boulder), furcă (pitchfork) + ‎-oi → ‎furcoi (big pitchfork))

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-oi m (plural -oi)

  1. used to make a masculine version of (e.g. pasăre (bird) + ‎-oi → ‎păsăroi (male bird), vulpe (fox) + ‎-oi → ‎vulpoi (male fox))

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