-ite

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See also: ite, -ité, and -īte

English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Via Old French, from Latin -ites

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-ite

  1. a follower or adherent of a specified person
  2. a descendant of a specified historical person
    • 1830, Joseph Smith, Book of Mormon, translation of original by Mormon, 4 Nephi 1:17:
      There were no robbers, nor murderers, neither were there Lamanites, nor any manner of -ites; but they were in one, the children of Christ, and heirs to the kingdom of God.
  3. part of the body or part of an organ of the body
  4. a rock, mineral or fossil
  5. the product of a specified process or a commercial product
  6. (chiefly US) a native or resident of a specified place
  7. (chemistry) a salt or ester of an acid whose name ends in -ous
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Latin past participles in -ītus, of verbs in -īre, -ĕre, -ēre, partly via Old French.

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-ite

  1. forming adjectives
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French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Via Latin -ītēs from Ancient Greek -ίτης (-ítēs).

Suffix[edit]

-ite

  1. (medicine) -itis
  2. -ite (relating to following someone or something)
  3. (mineralogy) -ite

Italian[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-ite

  1. Used with a stem to form the masculine plural past participle of regular -ire verbs
  2. Used with a stem to form the second-person plural present and imperative of regular -ire verbs
  3. (mineralogy) -ite
  4. (chemistry) -ite
  5. (pathology) -itis

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Latin[edit]

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-ītē

  1. ablative singular of -ītēs
  2. vocative singular of -ītēs