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

  • suffix A noun suffix denoting an act; a state or quality; as in error, fervor, pallor, candor, etc.
  • suffix A noun suffix denoting an agent or doer; as in auditor, one who hears; donor, one who gives; obligor, elevator. It is correlative to -ee. In general -or is appended to words of Latin, and -er to those of English, origin. See -er.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • suffix Suffix appended to words to create an agent noun, indicating a person who does something.


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