-ty

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See also: ty, Ty, , and ty.

English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English -ty, from Old English -tiġ (-ty), from Proto-Germanic *tigiwiz, plural of *teguz (group of ten), from Proto-Indo-European *déḱ-, *déḱm̥t (ten). Cognate with Scots -ty (-ty), West Frisian -tich (-ty), Dutch -tig (-ty), German -zig (-ty), Gothic 𐍄𐌹𐌲𐌿𐍃 (tigus, group of ten, decade). Related to ten.

Suffix[edit]

-ty

  1. Nonproductive suffix indicating single-digit integer multiples of ten
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle English -te, from Old French -te, from Latin -tātem, accusative masculine singular of -tās.

Suffix[edit]

-ty

  1. Alternative form of -ity. Used to form abstract nouns from adjectives
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