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Wiktionary

Up to date as of January 15, 2010

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Latin

Etymology

From Ancient Greek -ικος, akin to English -ish and -y, German -isch and -ig, and various suffixes in other Indo-European languages.

Pronunciation

Suffix

-icus m. (feminine -ica, neuter -icum); first/second declension

  1. Belonging to.
  2. Derived from.
  3. Of or pertaining to; connected with; -ish.

Usage notes

The suffix -icus is added to a noun, adjective, verb, etc., to form an adjective.

Examples:
ūnicus (single, unique) < ūnus (one)
amīcus (loving, friendly) < amō (I love)
gallicus (Gallic, Gaulish) < Gallia (Gaul)

Inflection

Number Singular Plural
Case \ Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative -icus -ica -icum -icī -icae -ica
genitive -icī -icae -icī -icōrum -icārum -icōrum
dative -icō -icae -icō -icīs -icīs -icīs
accusative -icum -icam -icum -icōs -icās -ica
ablative -icō -icā -icō -icīs -icīs -icīs
vocative -ice -ica -icum -icī -icae -ica

Synonyms

Descendants


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