Definitions

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  • suffix Plural form of -um.
  • suffix Plural form of -on.
  • suffix Same as -er in Standard English.
  • suffix Used to replace -er in nouns.
  • suffix this sense?) Marks singular nouns, with a foundation in Greek or Latin, often implying femininity, especially when contrasted with words terminating in -us.
  • suffix Changes an element or substance into an oxide.
  • suffix Alternative form of -'ve.
  • suffix this sense?) Marks nouns, with a foundation in Italian, Spanish, or Portuguese, implying femininity.
  • suffix Added for metrical reasons to poetry and verse
  • suffix clitic form of o'
  • suffix To.

Etymologies

From the homographic case endings of the nominative, accusative, and vocative forms of numerous Latin neuter second declension nouns. (Wiktionary)
Possibly due to the propensity in some non-rhotic dialects to pronounce words ending in -er as if they ended in an -a. (Wiktionary)
Representing the nominative singular case ending of Latin first-declension feminine nouns. (Wiktionary)
From Latin -a. (Wiktionary)
Shortened version of verb have. (Wiktionary)
Representing Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish feminine nouns. (Wiktionary)
Added to lines of poetry and verse to maintain metrics. (Wiktionary)
Shortened version of preposition of. (Wiktionary)
Shortened version of verb to. (Wiktionary)

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