Contionary:-the

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Skundavisk

Etymology

From Middle Skundavisk -the, -þue, from Old Skundavisk -iþō, from Halmisk -iþō, from Proto-Germanic *-iþō.

Pronunciation

IPA: /θə/

Suffix

-the f. (genitive -the, plural -ther)

  1. -th (used to form nouns from adjectives)
    foul > fylthe
    foul > filth

Usage notes

The main vowel of the adjective usually undergoes i-umlaut when the suffix is attached to it. This was originally due to the /i/ vowel of the Germanic suffix, but the umlaut continued to operate after the fall of this /i/ sound through analogy.

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