suffix forming adjectives:
1》 (from nouns) having the qualities or characteristics of: girlish.
    ↘of the nationality of: Swedish.
2》 (from adjectives) somewhat: yellowish.
    ↘informal denoting an approximate age or time of day: sixish.
OE -isc, of Gmc origin.
suffix forming verbs such as abolish.
from Fr. -iss- (from stems of verbs ending in -ir), from L. -isc- (suffix forming inceptive verbs).

English new terms dictionary. 2014.

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