ine

-ine

1
a suffix of adjectives of Greek or Latin origin, meaning “of or pertaining to,” “of the nature of,” “made of,” “like”: asinine; crystalline; equine; marine.
Compare -in1.


Origin:
< Latin -īnus, -inus < Greek -inos

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-ine

2
1.
a suffix, of no assignable meaning, appearing in nouns of Greek, Latin, or French origin: doctrine; famine; routine.
2.
a noun suffix used particularly in chemical terms (bromine; chlorine ), and especially in names of basic substances (amine; aniline; caffeine; quinine; quinoline ). Compare -in2.
3.
a suffix of feminine nouns (heroine ), given names (Clementine ), and titles (landgravine ).
Compare -ina.


Origin:
< French < Latin -ina, orig. feminine of -inus; also representing Greek -inē, feminine noun suffix

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-ine1
 
suffix forming adjectives
1.  of, relating to, or belonging to: saturnine
2.  consisting of or resembling: crystalline
 
[from Latin -īnus, from Greek -inos]

-ine2
 
suffix forming nouns
1.  indicating a halogen: chlorine
2.  indicating a nitrogenous organic compound, including amino acids, alkaloids, and certain other bases: alanine; nicotine; purine
3.  Also: -in indicating a chemical substance in certain nonsystematic names: glycerine
4.  indicating a mixture of hydrocarbons: benzine
5.  indicating a feminine form: heroine
6.  an obsolete equivalent of -yne
 
[via French from Latin -ina (from -inus) and Greek -inē]

Ine (ˈɪnə, ˈɪnɪ)
 
n
died after 726, king of Wessex (688--726)

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-ine 2
suff.

  1. or -in A chemical substance: bromine, amine, quinine.

  2. Amino acid: glycine.

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ine

also spelled Ini Anglo-Saxon king of the West Saxons, or Wessex, from 688 to 726. One of the most powerful West Saxon rulers before Alfred the Great, Ine was the first West Saxon king to issue a code of laws, which are an important source for the structure of early English society.

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