Definitions

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  • suffix Scotland Used to form the present participle of verbs, equivalent to -ing.
  • suffix A suffix of Anglo-Saxon origin forming adjectives from verbs analogous to -ing.
  • suffix no longer productive A noun suffix, usually denoting agency, similar to -er.
  • suffix A suffix forming nouns denoting patients or recipients of actions, such as compiland.

Etymologies

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From Middle English -and, -end, -ant, -nd, from Old English -ende, -ande, present participle ending of verbs, and Old English -end, -nd, agent ending, both from Proto-Germanic *-andz (present participle suffix), from Proto-Indo-European *-anto-. More at -ing.

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From Latin gerundive termination -andus, -endus. More at -end.

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