-let

-let

a diminutive suffix attached to nouns (booklet; piglet; ringlet ), and, by extraction from bracelet, a suffix denoting a band, piece of jewelry, or article of clothing worn on the part of the body specified by the noun (anklet; wristlet ).

Origin:
Middle English -let, -lette < Middle French -elet, equivalent to -el (< Latin -āle, neuter of -ālis -al1 (cf. bracelet) or < Latin -ellus diminutive suffix; cf. -elle, chaplet) + -et -et

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-let
 
suffix forming nouns
1.  small or lesser: booklet; starlet
2.  an article of attire or ornament worn on a specified part of the body: anklet
 
[from Old French -elet, from Latin -āle, neuter of adj suffix -ālis or from Latin -ellus, diminutive suffix]

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