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-able

() 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.

-ably

() A suffix composed of -able and the adverbial suffix -ly; as, favorably.

-ana

() 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.

-ance

() A suffix signifying action; also, quality or state; as, assistance, resistance, appearance, elegance. See -ancy.

-ancy

() A suffix expressing more strongly than -ance the idea of quality or state; as, constancy, buoyancy, infancy.

-ant

() A suffix sometimes marking the agent for action; as, merchant, covenant, servant, pleasant, etc. Cf. -ent.

-arch

(a.) A suffix meaning a ruler, as in monarch

-ard

() Alt. of -art

-art

() The termination of many English words; as, coward, reynard, drunkard, mostly from the French, in which language this ending is of German origin, being orig. the same word as English hard. It usually has the sense of one who has to a high or exc

-ate

() As a noun suffix, it marks the agent; as, curate, delegate. It also sometimes marks the office or dignity; as, tribunate.


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