-ance

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See also: ance and Ance

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Via French -ance, from Latin -antia, -entia.

Suffix[edit]

-ance

  1. Added to the stem of a verb to form a noun indicating a state or condition, such as result or capacity, associated with the verb.
  2. A process or action.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Many words ending in "-ance" were formed in French or by alteration of a noun or adjective ending in "-ant".

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French -ance. Cognate to French -ence.

Suffix[edit]

-ance

  1. -ance (suffix used to form nouns)

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Old French[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Inherited from Latin -antia(m), -entia(m).

Suffix[edit]

-ance

  1. -ance (suffixed used to form nouns)

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-ance (Cyrillic spelling -анце)

  1. Suffix appended to words to create a neuter noun, usually to form a diminutive or as an expression of endearment, or to denote an object.

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