Definitions

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  • suffix Forming nouns with the sense of collection or appurtenance.

Etymologies

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From Old French -age, from Latin -aticum. Cognates include Spanish -aje and Italian -aggio.

Examples

  • To the Middle Dutch maken, French-speakers had added their telltale suffix -age, and the rest of the word captured how people pronounced that mix of borrowed verb and native ending.

    The English Is Coming!

  • To the Middle Dutch maken, French-speakers had added their telltale suffix -age, and the rest of the word captured how people pronounced that mix of borrowed verb and native ending.

    The English Is Coming!

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