Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • A suffix sometimes marking the agent for action; Cf. -ent.

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  • suffix The agent noun derived from verb.
  • suffix An adjective corresponding to a noun in -ance.
  • suffix uncommon An adjective derived from a verb.

Etymologies

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From Middle English -ant, -aunt, partly from Old French -ant, from Latin case ending; and partly (in adjectival derivations) continuing Middle English -ant, a variant of -and, -end, from Old English -ende (present participle ending), see -and.

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