Meaning of -CY in English

transcription, транскрипция: [ noun suffix ]

Etymology: Middle English -cie, from Anglo-French, from Latin -tia, partly from -t- (final stem consonant) + -ia -y, partly from Greek -tia, -teia, from -t- (final stem consonant) + -ia, -eia -y

1. : action : practice

mendican cy

2. : rank : office

baronet cy

chaplain cy

3. : body : class

magistra cy

4. : state : quality

bankrupt cy

normal cy

— often replacing a final -t or -te of the base word

accura cy

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.