Meaning of -Y in English

-Y

I. adjective suffix also -ey Etymology: Middle English, from Old English -ig; akin to Old High German -īg ~, Latin -icus, Greek -ikos, Sanskrit -ika 1. characterized by ; full of , having the character of ; composed of , like ; like that of , 2. tending or inclined to , giving occasion for (specified) action , performing (specified) action , II. noun suffix (plural -ies) Etymology: Middle English -ie, from Anglo-French, from Latin -ia, from Greek -ia, -eia state ; condition ; quality , activity, place of business, or goods dealt with , whole body or group , III. noun suffix (plural -ies) Etymology: Middle English -ie, from Anglo-French, from Latin -ium instance of a (specified) action , see: -ie

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