-ic etymology

English word -ic comes from French -ique ((used to form adjectives from nouns) -ic.)

Detailed word origin of -ic

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-ique French (fra) (used to form adjectives from nouns) -ic.
-ic English (eng) (chemistry) Used to denote certain chemical compounds in which a specified chemical element has a higher oxidation number than in the equivalent compound whose name ends in the suffix -ous. For example sulphuric acid (H₂SO₄) has more oxygen atoms per molecule than sulphurous acid (H₂SO₃).. Used to form adjectives from nouns with the meaning “of or pertaining to”.

Words with the same origin as -ic

Descendants of -ique
Mithraism agonic cadaveric galvanic galvanically quadratic tannic acid thalassic