See also: ski and Ski

EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

SuffixEdit

-ski

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

Derived termsEdit

AnagramsEdit


FinnishEdit

EtymologyEdit

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).

SuffixEdit

-ski

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

Derived termsEdit


Lower SorbianEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

SuffixEdit

-ski

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

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit


Old PolishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Inherited from Proto-Slavic *-ьskъ.

SuffixEdit

-ski

  1. forms adjectives

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Polish: -ski

PolishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

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

SuffixEdit

-ski

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

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit

Further readingEdit

  • -ski in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • -ski in Polish dictionaries at PWN

SloveneEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

SuffixEdit

-ski

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

Derived termsEdit