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Catalan[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin -ēnus, from -nus.

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Suffix[edit]

(feminine -ena, masculine plural -ens, feminine plural -enes)

  1. Used to form an ordinal number from a cardinal number.
  2. (chemistry) -ene

Usage notes[edit]

The first four ordinals are irregular, and irregular forms derived directly from the Latin ordinal instead of using this suffix on the modern Catalan cardinal exist for 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 20, 100, and 1000. Ordinals for the powers of 1 000 000 do not use this suffix, but instead use -èsim. Uniquely, novè (ninth) can be viewed as either coming from the use of this suffix or directly from the Latin ordinal.

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Italian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Suffix[edit]

  1. Used with a stem to form the third-person past historic of regular -ere verbs.

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