from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- suffix Little one: devilkin.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- suffix A suffix used to form adjectives expressing resemblance or likeness to, similar to -like.
- suffix A suffix used to form nouns having qualities of or belonging to a particular kind, class, or sort.
- suffix Forming diminutives of nouns.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- suffix A diminutive suffix.
Middle English, probably from Middle Dutch -kijn, -kin.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English -kin, -kinne, -kunne, from Old English cynna the genitive plural of cynn ("kind, sort, rank"), used in compounds. Compare otherkin. (Wiktionary)
From Middle English -kin, -ken, probably from Middle Dutch -ken, apparently representing West Germanic *-kīn, from Proto-Germanic *-ukīnan, a double diminutive, from Proto-Germanic *-ukaz (Compare Old English -oc) + Proto-Germanic *-īnan (Compare Old English -en). Cognate with Dutch -ken, Low German -ken, German -chen. More at -ock, -en. (Wiktionary)