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() An adjective suffix now usually in a passive sense; able to be; fit to be; expressing capacity or worthiness in a passive sense; as, movable, able to be moved; amendable, able to be amended; blamable, fit to be blamed; salable.
() A suffix composed of -able and the adverbial suffix -ly; as, favorably.
() A suffix to names of persons or places, used to denote a collection of notable sayings, literary gossip, anecdotes, etc. Thus, Scaligerana is a book containing the sayings of Scaliger, Johnsoniana of Johnson, etc.
() A suffix signifying action; also, quality or state; as, assistance, resistance, appearance, elegance. See -ancy.
() A suffix expressing more strongly than -ance the idea of quality or state; as, constancy, buoyancy, infancy.
() A suffix sometimes marking the agent for action; as, merchant, covenant, servant, pleasant, etc. Cf. -ent.
(a.) A suffix meaning a ruler, as in monarch
() Alt. of -art
() As a noun suffix, it marks the agent; as, curate, delegate. It also sometimes marks the office or dignity; as, tribunate.