an adjective-forming suffix, joined to bases of Latin origin in imitation of borrowed Latin words containing the suffix -tory1, (and its alternant -sory): excretory; sensory; statutory .
a suffix forming nouns denoting places or receptacles, joined to bases of Latin origin in imitation of borrowed Latin words containing the suffix -tory2, (or its alternant -sory): crematory .
indicating a place for: observatory
something having a specified use: directory
of or relating to; characterized by; having the effect of: contributory, promissory
adjective and noun suffix, “having to do with, characterized by, tending to, place for,” from Middle English -orie, from Old North French -ory, -orie (Old French -oir, -oire), from Latin -orius, -oria, -orium.
Latin adjectives in -orius, according to “An Etymological Dictionary of the French Language,” tended to “indicate a quality proper to the action accomplished by the agent; as oratorius from orator; laudatorius from laudator. The neuter of these adjectives was early employed as a substantive, and usually denoted the place of residence of the agent or the instrument that he uses; as praetorium from praetor; dormitorium from dormitor; auditorium, dolatorium.
“These newer words, already frequent under the Empire, became exceedingly numerous at a later time, especially in ecclesiastical and scholastic Latin; as purgatorium, refectorium, laboratorium, observatorium, &c.” [transl. G.W. Kitchin, Oxford, 1878]
Orly Airport (Paris, France)
noun a formal method of Japanese eating in which the sequence of the items used, food eaten, and actions performed are carefully done by ritual; also, the set of bowls, utensils, and napkin wrapping used in this form of Japanese eating Examples Silence is maintained during oryoki except for the chanting of certain meal sutras. […]
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