-een

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Irish -ín, which forms diminutives in Irish.

Suffix[edit]

-een

  1. (Ireland) Used to form the diminutives of nouns in Hiberno-English.
    man + -eenmaneen
  2. (Ireland) Used to anglicise the Irish -ín suffix when anglicising Irish nouns.
    poitínpoteen

Dutch[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-een

  1. (organic chemistry) -ene

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