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English

Variant spelling of -y.

Afrikaans

From Dutch -je.

Dutch

From Middle Dutch -ie, ultimately from Latin -ia.

French

Borrowed from Latin -ia, a suffix used to create abstract nouns, and from Ancient Greek -ία (-ía), -εια (-eia).

Middle English

Borrowed from Old French -ie, from Latin -ia.

Middle High German

Borrowed from Old French -ie, from Latin -ia.

Old French

From Latin -ia.

Romanian

Probably from Latin -īlia, neuter plural of -īlis. Less likely from Latin -ia. Compare Aromanian -ilji, -ilje.