1. derivative suffix Added to a noun, it derives a new noun. It means land, place, jurisdiction, set of things. For words ending in -er meaning the name of a worker, it means the name of the profession (in general) or the name of shop. Example: poimer, book of poems, poimerja, poetry; turc, Turk (or Turkish), Turcja, Turkey; later, milkman, laterja, dairy.
Etymology: From Greek -ia via Latin -ia.