American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. State; quality: abnormality.
- n. Used to form a noun from an adjective; especially, to form the noun referring to the state, property, or quality of conforming to the adjective's description.
- n. Used to form other nouns, especially abstract nouns.
- From French -ité, from Middle French -ité, from Old French -ete, -eteit ("-ity"), from Latin -itātem, from -itās, from Proto-Indo-European *-it- (suffix). Cognate with Gothic -𐌹𐌸𐌰 (-iþa, "-th"), Old High German -ida ("-th"), Old English -þo, -þu, -þ ("-th"). More at -th. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English -itie, from Old French -ite, from Latin -itās, variant of -tās, -ty. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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