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-ias

-ias

See also: ias, ías, and -ías

Hungarian

Suffix

-ias

  1. (adjective suffix) reminding of, appropriate to, characteristic of. Added to a noun to form an adjective.
    város (city, town)városias (urban, reminding of/appropriate to a city or town)

Usage notes

  • (adjective suffix) Harmonic variants:
    -ias is added to back vowel words
    -ies is added to front vowel words

Derived terms

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See also

  • Appendix:Hungarian suffixes

Latin

Suffix

-iās

  1. accusative feminine plural of -ius

Lithuanian

Alternative forms

Pronunciation

IPA(key): /-ʲɐs/

Etymology

From Proto-Balto-Slavic *-ios; which also gave Latvian -̧s, -̧š – compare žálias : zaļš (green); tùsčias : tukšs (empty). Also related is the Proto-Slavic masculine *-ь. Ultimately, a thematised variant of i-stems (see -is), either of Proto-Indo-European age (cf. *-yós), or of more recent formation. Under stress, *-iós gave Lithuanian -ỹs; see for more.

Suffix

-ias

  1. Masculine nominative singular ending for i̯o-stem nouns and adjectives.
    (nouns): élnias, kélias, mẽdžias, svẽčias, vélnias
    (adjectives): bẽrgždžias, kùrčias, pė́ščias, šviẽžias, trẽčias, tùsčias, žálias

Declension

(nouns):

See also