-ence

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From French, from Latin -entia.

Suffix[edit]

-ence

  1. (non-productive) Same as -ance; having the state or condition of.
    independence

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin -entia. Compare Italian -enza, Portuguese -ença, -ência, Romanian -ință, -ență, Spanish -enza, -encia. Cognate to French -ance, which is inherited from Latin, while -ence is borrowed.

Suffix[edit]

-ence

  1. -ence, -ance

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-ence (Cyrillic spelling -енце)

  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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