-alis

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Suffix[edit]

-ālis m, f (neuter -āle); third declension

  1. Used to form adjectives of relationship from nouns or numerals.

Declension[edit]

Third declension, neuter nominative singular in -e.

Number Singular Plural
Case \ Gender Masc./Fem. Neuter Masc./Fem. Neuter
nominative -ālis -āle -ālēs -ālia
genitive -ālis -ālis -ālium -ālium
dative -ālī -ālī -ālibus -ālibus
accusative -ālem -āle -ālēs -ālia
ablative -ālī -ālī -ālibus -ālibus
vocative -ālis -āle -ālēs -ālia

Usage notes[edit]

The suffix -ālis is added to a noun or numeral to form an adjective of relationship to that noun.

Examples:
duālis (that contains two), from duo (two)
nātūrālis (natural), from nātūra (nature)
rēgālis (regal, royal), from rēx (king, ruler)

If the root word ends in -l or -lis, -āris is generally used instead. Sometimes both forms are found; e.g., līneālis and līneāris.

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