-ês

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Portuguese[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • -ez (obsolete)

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese -es, from Latin -ēnsis.

Pronunciation[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-ês m ‎(feminine -esa, plural -eses, feminine plural -esas)

  1. -ese (forms adjectives describing a particular place and nouns indicating a native of the place)
    Holanda ‎(Netherlands) + ‎-ês → ‎holandês ‎(Dutchman; Dutch)
  2. -ese (forms the names of languages spoken in a given place or by a given people)
    Holanda ‎(Netherlands) + ‎-ês → ‎holandês ‎(Dutch language)

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