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The suffix iker

The suffix iker forms masculine nouns that belong to the inflection class s/-. The nouns denote male persons.

Derivation types: Noun to noun
Adjective to noun

Noun to noun

Alkohol + iker = Alkoholiker
Hygiene Hygieniker
Satire Satiriker
Plato Platoniker
All derivations

Most of these noun-to-noun derivations can also be analysed as derivations from adjectives on isch. See below.

Adjective to noun

allergisch + iker = Allergiker
komisch Komiker
theoretisch Theoretiker
zynisch Zyniker
All derivations

  • Deletion of isch:
    The suffix iker is mostly added to adjectives ending in isch. The ending isch is deleted.

  • Many of these derivations from adjectives in isch can also be analysed as noun-to-noun derivations. See above.

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