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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

  • (Physics) From -on in electron, reinforced by Ancient Greek -ον (-on) ending neuter nouns and adjectives.
  • (Chemistry) From -on in carbon, first applied to boron and then to silicon.

SuffixEdit

-on

  1. (physics, mathematics and biology) Forming nouns denoting subatomic particles (proton), quanta (photon), molecular units (codon), or substances (interferon).
  2. (biology, genetics) Forming names of things considered as basic or fundamental units, such as codon or recon.
  3. (chemistry) Forming names of noble gases and certain nonmetal elements (such as boron or silicon).

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DanishEdit

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PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ɔn/
  • (file)

SuffixEdit

-on

  1. (organic chemistry) -one
  2. (particles) -on

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FinnishEdit

SuffixEdit

-on

  1. Suffix variant for the illative singular, see -Vn.

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FrenchEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old French -on, a blending of Latin -ōnem (accusative singular of , masculine appellative suffix), Frankish -on (accusative of -o, ending of masculine weak declension nouns), Frankish -in (diminutive suffix), and Frankish -ing (diminutive suffix for animals, via -enc, -enz).

SuffixEdit

-on

  1. Forming diminutives of things, including some animals.
    chat (cat) + ‎-on → ‎chaton (kitten)
    ours (bear) + ‎-on → ‎ourson (cub)
  2. Indicating origin or occupation.
    marmite (cooking pot) + ‎-on → ‎marmiton (chef's assistant)
    quartier (quarter) + ‎-on → ‎quarteron (quarter of a pound)

Etymology 2Edit

From Ancient Greek -ον (-on), neuter of -ος (-os), masculine adjective ending.

SuffixEdit

-on

  1. (physics and biology) -on
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GothicEdit

RomanizationEdit

-on

  1. Romanization of -𐍉𐌽

HungarianEdit

PronunciationEdit

SuffixEdit

-on

  1. (case suffix) on. Used to form the superessive case.
    asztal (table)az asztalon (on the table)

Usage notesEdit

  • (case suffix) Harmonic variants:
    -n is added to words ending in a vowel. Final -a changes to -á-. Final -e changes to -é-.
    -on is added to back vowel words ending in a consonant
    -en is added to unrounded front vowel words ending in a consonant
    -ön is added to rounded front vowel words ending in a consonant

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Old SaxonEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *-ōną

SuffixEdit

-on

  1. (verbal suffix) used to form the infinitive of class 2 weak verbs (an alternative ending -oian is sometimes found instead of -on)
    makon "to make"
    haton "to hate"

SpanishEdit

SuffixEdit

-on

  1. Obsolete spelling of -ón