-aceus

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Enlarged form of adjectival suffix -ax (genitive -acis).

Pronunciation[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-āceus m (feminine -ācea, neuter -āceum); first/second declension

  1. -aceous; resembling, having the nature of, forming, belonging to

Usage notes[edit]

The suffix -āceus is added to a noun to form an adjective of relationship to that noun.

Examples:
membrānāceus (membranaceous), from membrāna (membrane)

Inflection[edit]

First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case \ Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative -āceus -ācea -āceum -āceī -āceae -ācea
genitive -āceī -āceae -āceī -āceōrum -āceārum -āceōrum
dative -āceō -āceae -āceō -āceīs -āceīs -āceīs
accusative -āceum -āceam -āceum -āceōs -āceās -ācea
ablative -āceō -āceā -āceō -āceīs -āceīs -āceīs
vocative -ācee -ācea -āceum -āceī -āceae -ācea

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