Definitions

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  • suffix A noun suffix having a diminutive force.

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  • suffix a diminutive suffix; for example:

Etymologies

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Middle English, from Middle French -el, from Latin -ellus + Middle French -et, from Latin -ittus, both diminutive suffixes. Replaced Middle English -el, from Old English -el, -il.

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