Definitions

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  • suffix Suffix forming nouns, originally denoting an agent, from verbs, usually spelt -le except after n.
  • suffix Diminutive suffix in words of Germanic origin.
  • suffix Suffix, originally diminutive, in words of Latin or Romance origin.

Etymologies

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From Middle English, from Old English -el (agent suffix), from Proto-Germanic *-ilaz (agent suffix).

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From Middle English, from Old French -el (diminutive suffix), from Latin -ellus (suffix).

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