desinence

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French désinence, from Latin dēsinentia, present participle of dēsinō (I stop, end, close, make an end).

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Noun[edit]

desinence (plural desinences)

  1. (linguistics) a suffix used as an inflection; an ending; inflectional suffix