-y

-y1
suffix forming adjectives:
1》 (from nouns and adjectives) full of; having the quality of: messy.
    ↘with derogatory reference: boozy.
2》 (from verbs) apt to: sticky.
Origin
OE -ig, of Gmc origin.
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-y2
(also -ey or -ie)
suffix forming diminutive nouns, pet names, etc.: aunty.
↘forming verbs: shinny.
Origin
ME: orig. Scots.
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-y3
suffix forming nouns:
1》 denoting a state or quality: jealousy.
2》 denoting an action or its result: victory.
Origin
from Fr. -ie, from L. -ia, -ium, or Gk -eia, -ia.

English new terms dictionary. 2014.

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