-ine

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English -ine, from Old French -ine, from Latin -īnus, from Ancient Greek -ινος (-inos). More at -en.

Suffix[edit]

-ine

  1. (chiefly non-productive) of or pertaining to, like: asinine; marine.
  2. (chemistry) Used to form names of chemically basic and alkaloidal substances, or halogens
    amine; aniline; caffeine; iodine.
  3. (non-productive) feminine nouns: heroine.
  4. (non-productive) given names or titles: Clementine, landgravine.
  5. commercial material: glassine.

References[edit]

  • -ine” in The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition, Houghton Mifflin Company, 2000.
  • -ine” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, v1.0.1, Lexico Publishing Group, 2006.

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

-in +‎ -e

Suffix[edit]

-ine (f)

  1. feminine form of -in

Coordinate terms[edit]


Latin[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-īne

  1. vocative masculine singular of -īnus