from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- suffix Of or relating to: Benedictine.
- suffix Made of; resembling: opaline.
- suffix A chemical substance, especially:
- suffix Halogen: bromine.
- suffix Basic compound: amine.
- suffix Alkaloid: quinine.
- suffix Amino acid: glycine.
- suffix A mixture of compounds: gasoline.
- suffix Commercial material: glassine.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- suffix of or pertaining to, like: asinine; marine.
- suffix Used to form names of basic substances or halogens
- suffix feminine nouns: heroine.
- suffix given names or titles: Clementine, landgravine.
- suffix commercial material: glassine.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- A suffix, indicating that those substances of whose names it is a part are basic, in their nature, i.e. contain a basic nitrogen group.
- A suffix, formerly used to indicate hydrocarbons of the second degree of unsaturation; i. e., members of the acetyline series; but now superseded by the ending -yne, as in propyne.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- A Middle English form of eyen, former plural of eye.
- See -in.
- See -in.
Middle English -in, -ine, from Old French, from Latin -īnus, -īna, adj. suff., and from Latin -inus, adj. suff. (from Greek -inos).
Ultimately from Latin -īnus and -inus, adj. suffixes; see -ine1.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English -ine, from Old French -ine, from Latin -īnus, from Ancient Greek ινος (-inos). More at -en. (Wiktionary)
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