From the Latin suffix -ātiō. This suffix was formed from verbs of the first conjugation (-āre), and is therefore a variety of the more general tiō (from which Dutch -tie).
- Forms action nouns. Many such nouns derive from or are otherwise paired with verbs of Latinate origin, that are suffixed with -eren. This suffix is then replaced by -atie.
- An action or process
- alimenteren ~ alimentatie (“alimentation”)
- The result of an action or process
- accumuleren ~ accumulatie (“accumulation”)
- A state or quality
- hallucineren ~ hallucinatie (“hallucination”)