-inus

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *-iHnos. Cognate with Ancient Greek -ινος (-inos) and Proto-Germanic *-īnaz.

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Suffix[edit]

-īnus m (feminine -īna, neuter -īnum); first/second declension

  1. Of or pertaining to; -ine; usually indicates a relationship of position, possession, or origin.

Usage notes[edit]

The suffix -īnus is added to a noun base (especially a proper noun) to form an adjective.

Examples:
collis (hill) → collīnus (of the hills, growing on a hill)
fungus (mushroom, fungus) → fungīnus (of a mushroom)
Liguria (Liguria) → Ligurīnus (Ligurian)

Inflection[edit]

First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case \ Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative -īnus -īna -īnum -īnī -īnae -īna
genitive -īnī -īnae -īnī -īnōrum -īnārum -īnōrum
dative -īnō -īnae -īnō -īnīs -īnīs -īnīs
accusative -īnum -īnam -īnum -īnōs -īnās -īna
ablative -īnō -īnā -īnō -īnīs -īnīs -īnīs
vocative -īne -īna -īnum -īnī -īnae -īna

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