-ent

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See also: ent and ENT

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Since Middle English, from Old French -ent and its source Latin -ēns, (accusative singular -entem), present participle suffix[1].

Suffix[edit]

-ent

  1. Causing, promoting, or doing a certain action
    absorbent, efficient
  2. One that causes, promotes, or does a certain action
    agent, deterrent

References[edit]

  1. ^ "-ent" at Dictionary.com

Dutch[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-ent

  1. -ent

French[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-ent

  1. A suffix denoting the third-person plural present indicative form of a verb