-ae

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English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Representing both nominative and vocative plural case endings belonging to Latin first-declension feminine nouns.

Pronunciation[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-ae

  1. plural form of -a

Usage notes[edit]

  • Although both ‐æ and ‐ae are normally used as plural forms in English, they are occasionally used as singular forms within the dative case or genitive case. Notably in the phrase ‘lapsus linguae’.

Derived terms[edit]

Category:English irregular plurals ending in "-ae"