Latin Suffixes

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-ate
to perform an action
ex: accelerate
VERB ENDINGS
-ite
to perform an action
ex: ignite
VERB ENDINGS
-fy
to make
ex: magnify
VERB ENDINGS
-esce
to become
ex: coalesce
VERB ENDINGS
-mony
quality, action, state, concept, etc. (cf. English -ness)
ex: matrimony
NOUN ENDINGS (Abstractions)
-tude
quality, action, state, concept, etc. (cf. English -ness)
ex: fortitude
NOUN ENDINGS (Abstractions)
-ty
quality, action, state, concept, etc. (cf. English -ness)
ex: unity
NOUN ENDINGS (Abstractions)
-y
quality, action, state, concept, etc. (cf. English -ness)
ex: victory
NOUN ENDINGS (Abstractions)
-escence
the act of becoming
ex: adolescence
NOUN ENDINGS (Abstractions)
-al
action
ex: arrival
NOUN ENDINGS (Abstractions)
-ion
action
ex: religion
NOUN ENDINGS (Abstractions)
-ate
arrangement, office
ex: mandate
NOUN ENDINGS (Abstractions)
-al
doer
ex: animal
NOUN ENDINGS (Agents)
-ary
person associated with
ex: beneficiary
NOUN ENDINGS (Agents)
-ian
person associated with
ex: Christian
NOUN ENDINGS (Agents)
-id
one of the family of (patronymic)
ex: ursid
NOUN ENDINGS (Agents)
-idae
the family of (plural of -id)
ex: Ursidae
NOUN ENDINGS (Agents)
-or
doer
ex: precursor
NOUN ENDINGS (Agents)
-arium
place for
ex: aquarium
NOUN ENDINGS (Places and Things)
-ary
place for
ex: aviary
NOUN ENDINGS (Places and Things)
-orium
place for
ex: auditorium
NOUN ENDINGS (Places and Things)
-ory
place for
ex: dormitory
NOUN ENDINGS (Places and Things)
-cle
diminutive
ex: muscle
NOUN ENDINGS (Places and Things)
-cule
diminutive
ex: molecule
NOUN ENDINGS (Places and Things)
-ule
diminutive
ex: nodule
NOUN ENDINGS (Places and Things)
-ole
diminutive
ex: foliole
NOUN ENDINGS (Places and Things)
-ure
the result of an action
ex: lecture
NOUN ENDINGS (Nouns from Verbs (Action Nouns))
-ion
the act of, the result of an action
ex: donation
NOUN ENDINGS (Nouns from Verbs (Action Nouns))
-ment
the act of, the result of an action
ex: setiment
NOUN ENDINGS (Nouns from Verbs (Action Nouns))
-ance
abstract noun from present participle
ex: importance
NOUN ENDINGS (Nouns from Verbs (Action Nouns))
-ence
abstract noun from present participle
ex: consequence
NOUN ENDINGS (Nouns from Verbs (Action Nouns))
-ience
abstract noun from present participle
ex: science
NOUN ENDINGS (Nouns from Verbs (Action Nouns))
-ancy
abstract noun from present participle
ex: vacancy
NOUN ENDINGS (Nouns from Verbs (Action Nouns))
-ency
abstract noun from present participle
ex: agency
NOUN ENDINGS (Nouns from Verbs (Action Nouns))
-iency
abstract noun from present participle
ex: efficiency
NOUN ENDINGS (Nouns from Verbs (Action Nouns))

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