from The Century Dictionary.

  • A Middle English form of ease.
  • A suffix of Latin origin, added to names of places (towns or countries), properly, to form adjectives meaning ‘of or belonging to’ such a place, and hence (the same being used as nouns by omission of the appropriate noun) to signify
  • ‘an inhabitant of’ such a place, or
  • the ‘language’ or ‘dialect of’ such a place, as in Chinese, Japanese, Portuguese, Milanese, Veronese, Viennese, Berlinese, etc.

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

  • noun obsolete Ease; pleasure.

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

  • noun obsolete ease; pleasure

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the compass point midway between east and southeast


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