-ae

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English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Representing the nominative plural case endings belonging to Latin first-declension feminine nouns.

Pronunciation[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-ae

  1. plural of -a

Usage notes[edit]

  • Although both ‐æ and ‐ae are normally used as plural forms in English, they are occasionally used as singular forms within the dative case or genitive case. Notably in the phrase ‘lapsus linguae’.

Derived terms[edit]

Category:English irregular plurals ending in "-ae"

Anagrams[edit]


Latin[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Declined forms of -us (suffix forming adjectives).

Suffix[edit]

-ae

  1. inflection of -us:
    1. nominative/vocative feminine plural
    2. genitive/dative feminine singular

Etymology 2[edit]

Declined forms of -a (suffix forming masculine agent nouns).

Suffix[edit]

-ae m

  1. inflection of -a:
    1. nominative/vocative plural
    2. genitive/dative singular

Portuguese[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-ae

  1. Obsolete spelling of -ai

Teanu[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From earlier *kel, from Proto-Oceanic *keli, from Proto-Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *keli, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *kali, from Proto-Austronesian *kalih.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

-ae

  1. to dig, hollow out

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