See also: ski and Ski

English

Alternative forms

Etymology

From Russian -ский (-skij, adjectival suffix), perhaps influenced by Russki or other -ski-terminated terms such as Russian surnames. Doublet of -ish and -esque.

Suffix

-ski

  1. (informal, humorous) Added to a word, name, or phrase to invoke Russianness, Polishness, or a more general Slavicness.

Derived terms

Anagrams

Finnish

Etymology

As with many slang suffixes, there are probably multiple origins. The main origin is probably -ska +‎ -i, but there is almost certainly at least some inspiration taken from Russian -ский (-skij).

Suffix

-ski (slang)

  1. Slang suffix, generally for nouns (with clipping).

Derived terms

Lower Sorbian

Etymology

From Proto-Slavic *-ьskъ, from Proto-Indo-European *-iskos.

Suffix

-ski

  1. a suffix added to a noun to form an adjective

Declension

Derived terms

Old Polish

Etymology

Inherited from Proto-Slavic *-ьskъ.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): (10th–15th CE) /skiː/
  • IPA(key): (15th CE) /ski/

Suffix

-ski

  1. forms adjectives

Derived terms

Descendants

  • Polish: -ski

Polish

Alternative forms

Etymology

Inherited from Old Polish -ski, from Proto-Slavic *-ьskъ.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ski/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -i
  • Syllabification: ski

Suffix

-ski

  1. forms surnames
    kowal + ‎-ski → ‎Kowalski
  2. forms adjectives
    dama + ‎-ski → ‎damski

Declension

Derived terms

Further reading

  • -ski in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Serbo-Croatian

Etymology

From Proto-Slavic *-ьskъ, from Proto-Indo-European *-iskos.

Pronunciation

Suffix

-skī (Cyrillic spelling -скӣ)

  1. added to nouns to form a relational adjective
    Synonyms: -nī, -jī
    mȏre + ‎-ski → ‎mòrskī

-ski (Cyrillic spelling -ски)

  1. adverbial equivalent of -skī

Derived terms

Slovene

Etymology

From Proto-Slavic *-ьskъ, from Proto-Indo-European *-iskos.

Pronunciation

Suffix

-ski

  1. added to nouns (people or animals) to form an adjective

Derived terms