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-ic

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The happy think a lifetime short, but to the unhappy one night can be an eternity.
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Etymology

From French -ique < [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] -icus related to Ancient Greek suffix -ικος (-ikos).

Suffix

-ic (adjective suffix)

  1. Used to form adjectives from nouns with the meaning "of or pertaining to";
    Cyrillic
    acidic
  2. (chemistry) Used to denote certain chemical compounds in which a specified chemical element has a higher oxidation number than in the equivalent compound whose name ends in the suffix -ous.

Usage notes

The suffix -ic is often added to words of Greek or Latin origin, but may also be used with other words.

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Romanian

Etymology

[[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:ro:Template:lang:la derivations]] -icus.

Suffix

-ic m. (adjective suffix, feminine -ică, plural -ici, feminine plural -ice)[[Category:Template:lang:ro suffixes|ic]]

  1. Used to form adjectives with the meaning "of or pertaining to".

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