Meaning of -CY in English

-sē, -si noun suffix

( -es )

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

: act : action : practice : function

pira cy

prophe cy

: rank : office

baronet cy

chaplain cy

general cy

: body : class

aristocra cy

: state : quality

accura cy

bankrupt cy

normal cy

— orig. and still often replacing a final -t or -te of the base noun or adjective

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