Definitions

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  • suffix Used to form the ordinal numeral when the final term of the spelled number is not "first", "second", or "third".
  • suffix archaic a variant of -eth, used to form the archaic third-person singular of verbs
  • suffix rare Forming nouns from verbs of action.
  • suffix rare Forming nouns from adjectives.

Etymologies

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Representing Old English -þa, -þe, -oþa, -oþe, derived from a Proto-Indo-European superlative suffix.

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Representing Old English -eþ, -aþ, .

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From Middle English -th, -t, from Old English , -t, -þu, -tu, -þo, -to ("-th", abstract nominal suffix), from Proto-Germanic *-iþō (“-th”), from Proto-Indo-European *-itā (“-th”). Cognate with Scots -th ("-th"), West Frisian -te ("-th"), Dutch -te ("-th"), Danish -de ("-th"), Swedish -d ("-th"), Icelandic -ð, -d ("-th"), Gothic -𐌹𐌸𐌰 (-iþa, "-th"), Latin -itās ("-ty, -ity"). See -ity.

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