from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- suffix Of, relating to, or resembling: polar.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- suffix Of, near, or pertaining to; adjective suffix appended to various words, often nouns, to make an adjective form. Often added to words of Latin origin, but used with other words also.
- suffix Forming nouns such as vicar, exemplar, bursar, etc.
- suffix Forming nouns such as beggar, liar, pedlar, etc.
Middle English, from Old French -er, from Latin -āris, variant of -ālis, -al.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin -aris ("of, pertaining to") (Wiktionary)
From Latin -arius or French -aire (Wiktionary)
Alteration of -er or -or (Wiktionary)