Definitions

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.

Etymologies

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)

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