desinential

desinence

[des-uh-nuhns]
noun
1.
a termination or ending, as the final line of a verse.
2.
Grammar. a termination, ending, or suffix of a word.

Origin:
1590–1600; < French < Medieval Latin dēsinentia, equivalent to Latin dēsinent- (stem of dēsinēns), present participle of dēsinere to put down, leave (dē- de- + sinere to leave) + -ia -ia; see -ence

desinent, desinential [des-uh-nen-shuhl] , adjective
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desinence (ˈdɛsɪnəns)
 
n
grammar an ending or termination, esp an inflectional ending of a word
 
[C16: from French désinence, from Latin dēsinēns ending, from dēsinere to leave off, from de- + sinere to leave, permit]
 
'desinent
 
adj
 
desinential
 
adj

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