-age

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See also: age, âge, âgé, and äge

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French -age, from Latin -aticum. Cognates include Spanish -aje and Italian -aggio.

Suffix[edit]

-age

  1. Forming nouns with the sense of collection or appurtenance.

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French -age.

Pronunciation[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-age

Creates nouns from verbs (lekkenlekkage) and from other nouns (tuigtuigage). It denotes

  1. action (kijvage, from kijven)
  2. collectivity (tuigage)
  3. result of an action (stellage)

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French -age, from Old French -age, from the Latin ending -aticum, greatly extended from words like rivage and voyage.

Pronunciation[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-age

  1. Forming nouns with the sense of "action or result of Xing" or, more rarely, "action related to X".
  2. Forming nouns with the sense of "state of being (a) X"
  3. (rare) Forming collective nouns.

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Usage notes[edit]

  • Although the historical suffix has had many applications (e.g. family relationships, lcoations), it is now restricted primarily to the sense of "action of Xing", and many terms now have little to no connection with the most common uses. This is especially notable of those descended from actual Latin words in -aticus such as fromage and voyage.

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Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

-age

  1. rōmaji reading of あげ

Middle French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French -age, from Latin -āticum.

Suffix[edit]

-age

  1. forms nouns with the sense of "action or result of Xing" or, more rarely, "action related to X"
  2. forms nouns with the sense of "state of being (a) X"

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Occitan[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-age

  1. (Mistralian) Alternative form of -atge.

Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin -āticum.

Suffix[edit]

-age

  1. forms nouns with the sense of "action or result of Xing" or, more rarely, "action related to X"
  2. forms nouns with the sense of "state of being (a) X"

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]