־ות

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Hebrew[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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־וּת ‎(-útf ‎(plural ־ויות \ ־ֻיּוֹת)

  1. -ness, -ity; a suffix forming nouns, especially abstract nouns, from adjectives and other words.

Usage notes[edit]

  • This suffix is often appended to adjectives in ־י ‎(, -al, -an, -ic, -ous), such that ־יות ‎(-iút, -ality, -anity, -icity, -osity) may be considered a suffix in its own right.

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Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Semitic. Cognate with Arabic ـَات ‎(-āt).

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Suffix[edit]

־וֹת ‎(-ót)

  1. The plural ending for most feminine and a few masculine nouns (regardless of state).
  2. The feminine plural ending for adjectives (regardless of state).
  3. The feminine plural ending for present-tense and present-participle forms of verbs.

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Yiddish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Hebrew ־ות ‎(-ót).

Suffix[edit]

־ות ‎(-es)

  1. The plural suffix for feminine nouns derived from Hebrew.