Definitions

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  • A suffix used to form diminutives.

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  • suffix Forming nouns from nouns, originally with a diminutive sense.

Etymologies

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From Middle English -ock, from Old English -oc, -uc (diminutive suffix), from Proto-Germanic *-ukaz (“diminutive suffix”). Akin to Old Saxon -ik (diminutive suffix), Middle Low German -ken (diminutive suffix), Middle Dutch -kin, Old Norse -kr (diminutive suffix). More at -kin.

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