There are 3 main definitions of -y in English:

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-y1

Syllabification: -y

suffix

[forming adjectives:]
1(From nouns and adjectives): Full of; having the quality of: messy milky mousy
2(From verbs) inclined to; apt to: sticky

Origin

Old English -ig, of Germanic origin.

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-y2

Syllabification: -y
(also -ey or -ie)

suffix

1.1Forming verbs: shinny

Origin

Middle English: originally Scots.

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-y3

Syllabification: -y

suffix

Forming nouns:
1Denoting a state, condition, or quality: glory jealousy orthodoxy
2Denoting an action or its result: blasphemy victory

Origin

from French -ie, from Latin -ia, -ium, or Greek -eia, -ia.

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