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From Latin -ēnus, which forms adjectives of belonging or origin from a noun.


-eno m (feminine -ena)

  1. (as an adjective) Coming from, related to, or like.
  2. (as a noun) One from, belonging to, relating to, or like.

Usage notes[edit]

Used to form adjectives from nouns, but the adjectives in turn often come to be used as nouns.

Chile (Chile) → chileno (Chilean (adj)) → chileno (Chilean (noun))