-ae

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English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Representing both nominative and vocative 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"


Latin[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Declined forms of -us ‎(suffix forming adjectives).

Suffix[edit]

-ae

  1. nominative feminine plural of -us
  2. genitive feminine singular of -us
  3. dative feminine singular of -us
  4. vocative feminine plural of -us

Etymology 2[edit]

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

Suffix[edit]

-ae m

  1. nominative plural of -a
  2. genitive singular of -a
  3. dative singular of -a
  4. vocative plural of -a