American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. An extra unstressed syllable at the end of a line of verse.
- n. Grammar A final syllable or termination that marks or forms words in the feminine gender.
“Saray -- with an old feminine ending -- meaning "princess"), and she must, according to her name, have been a woman of a measure of social standing.”
“In Russia husbands, wives, and children typically share a last name, but while the woman’s surname has a feminine ending (Tamara Mosk-vina, Nina Ruchkina), the man’s surname has a masculine ending (Igor Moskvin, Sasha Ruchkin).”
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