an element used to form adjectives from nouns ending in -ea:
(forming adjectives and nouns) belonging to or relating to; a person belonging to or coming from european
(forming adjectives and nouns) typical of or resembling; a person typical of elizabethan
(forming adjectives and nouns) adhering to or following; an adherent of christian
(forming nouns) a person who specializes or is expert in diet-tian, phonetician
from latin -ānus, suffix of adjectives
a variant of -an caesarean
variant of -an after names ending in -ea, -es, -eus.
-ectasia or -ectasis suff. dilation: angiectasia.
a combining form meaning “excision” of the part specified by the initial element, used in the formation of compound words: tonsillectomy. -ectomy combining form indicating surgical excision of a part appendectomy word origin from new latin -ectomia, from greek ek- out + -tomy -ectomy “surgical removal,” from gk. -ektomia “a cutting out of,” from ektemnein […]
a suffix forming the past tense of weak verbs: he crossed the river. -ed2 a suffix forming the past participle of weak verbs (he had crossed the river), and of participial adjectives indicating a condition or quality resulting from the action of the verb (inflated balloons). origin -ed3 a suffix forming adjectives from nouns: bearded; […]
a suffix forming from transitive verbs nouns which denote a person who is the object or beneficiary of the act specified by the verb (addressee; employee; grantee); recent formations now also mark the performer of an act, with the base being an intransitive verb (escapee; returnee; standee) or, less frequently, a transitive verb (attendee) or […]
-een anglicized form of fr. -in, -ine, ultimately from l. -inus -ina.