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

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From the homographic case endings of the nominative, accusative, and vocative forms of numerous Latin neuter second declension nouns.

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Possibly due to the propensity in some non-rhotic dialects to pronounce words ending in -er as if they ended in an -a.

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Representing the nominative singular case ending of Latin first-declension feminine nouns.

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From Latin -a.

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Shortened version of verb have.

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Representing Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish feminine nouns.

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Added to lines of poetry and verse to maintain metrics.

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Shortened version of preposition of.

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Shortened version of verb to.

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