See also: ow, ów, 'ow, and -ów

CornishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Cognate to Welsh -au, Breton -où.

PronunciationEdit

SuffixEdit

-ow

  1. Pluralization suffix, roughly equivalent to -s
    chi (house) + ‎-ow → ‎chiow (houses)
    oy (egg) + ‎-ow → ‎oyow (eggs)

GermanEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From native West Slavic languages, such as Polabian.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /o/
  • (file)

SuffixEdit

-ow (not productive)

  1. A place name suffix found in parts of former East Germany (or along the former border, as in Lüchow).
  2. A surname suffix.
Related termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Polish -ów and Russian -ов (-ov).

PronunciationEdit

SuffixEdit

-ow (not productive)

  1. A surname suffix found in names borrowed from Polish or Russian.
  2. Romanisation of Russian -ов (-ov) in place names.

YapeseEdit

SuffixEdit

-ow

  1. Dual subject pronoun marker.