AbenakiEdit

SuffixEdit

-ok

  1. A suffix used to form the plurals of some animate words.
    agaskw (woodchuck)agask(w)ok (woodchucks)

Usage notesEdit

  • Used to form the plurals of many words ending in w (which it may suppress), and of some other words (which likely ended in w at an earlier stage of the language).
  • See the usage notes at -ak.

HungarianEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

-o- (linking vowel) +‎ -k (plural suffix)

SuffixEdit

-ok

  1. (plural suffix) -s, -es
    kor (age)korok (ages)
    Az elektromos autók hangtalanok.Electric cars are quiet.
Usage notesEdit
  • (plural suffix) Harmonic variants:
    -k is added to words ending in a vowel. Final -a changes to -á-. Final -e changes to -é-.
    (woman) →‎ k (women)
    fa (tree) →‎ k (trees)
    csésze (cup) →‎ csészék (cups)
    -ak is added to some back-vowel words ending in a consonant:
    ház (house) →‎ házak (houses)
    -ok is added to most back-vowel words ending in a consonant:
    pad (bench) →‎ padok (benches)
    -ek is added to unrounded (and some rounded) front-vowel words ending in a consonant:
    kert (garden) →‎ kertek (gardens)
    könyv (book) →‎ könyvek (books)
    -ök is added to most rounded front-vowel words ending in a consonant:
    kör (circle) →‎ körök (circles)
  • Note that the plural form is not used after definite and indefinite numerals in Hungarian: három könyv (three books), néhány óra múlva (in a few hours’ time). There are very few (traditional, archaic) exceptions, including háromkirályok (the Three Magi), mindenszentek (All Saints), and certain archaic phrases with összes (all) and minden (every) (see their Usage notes).
  • The regular plural suffix for back-vowel adjectives is -ak, for example okosak (smart/clever ones). On the other hand, ethnonyms take -ok (e.g. olaszok (Italians), see the back-vowel terms in their category), as well as some other adjectives, including privative (“…-less”) ones (formed with -talan, -atlan, or -tlan). Rounded front-vowel adjectives normally take -ek, for example zöldek (green ones), except for demonyms (see rounded front-vowel terms in their category).
  • If a word can be both a noun and an adjective, the form of its ending gives information about its function, e.g. játékosok (players, noun) and játékosak (playful, adjective as part of a plural predicate). The same distinction also exists with words with rounded front vowels, e.g. ismerős: ismerősök (acquaintances, noun) and ismerősek (familiar, adjective as part of a plural predicate).

Etymology 2Edit

-o- (linking vowel) +‎ -k (personal suffix)

SuffixEdit

-ok

  1. (personal suffix) Used to form the first-person singular present tense of verbs (indicative mood, indefinite conjugation).
    ír (to write)írok (I write, I am writing)
Usage notesEdit
  • (personal suffix) Variants:
    -ok is added to back-vowel verbs
    -ek is added to unrounded front-vowel verbs
    -ök is added to rounded front-vowel verbs
    -om may be added to back-vowel -ik verbs
    -em may be added to unrounded front-vowel -ik verbs
    -öm may be added to rounded front-vowel -ik verbs

See alsoEdit


Middle EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old English -oc, -uc, from Proto-Germanic *-ukaz. More at -ock.

SuffixEdit

-ok

  1. suffix forming diminutives of nouns

Norwegian NynorskEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse vaka, vǫku (wake, vigil). Doublet of vake and vòke.

SuffixEdit

-ok m

  1. Similar to English -mas.

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit


Serbo-CroatianEdit

SuffixEdit

-ok (Cyrillic spelling -ок)

  1. Suffix appended to the present stem of verbs to form an adjective denoting a feature or a dimension.

See alsoEdit