-aire

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See also: aire, Aire, airé, and aíre

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

By analogy with millionaire, which was, in turn, borrowed from French millionnaire

Suffix[edit]

-aire

  1. One whose wealth exceeds a specific number of units in the local currency.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin -arium, the accusative of -arius. Compare the inherited doublet -ier.

Pronunciation[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-aire

  1. -ary (adjectival suffix)
  2. -ary (nominal suffix)

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Irish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish -aire, from Old French [Term?], ultimately from Latin -ārius.

Suffix[edit]

-aire m

  1. -er, -or (agentive suffix)

Usage notes[edit]

  • This suffix forms masculine nouns of the fourth declension.

Declension[edit]

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Occitan[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-aire

  1. -er; suffix used to form agent nouns.

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Old Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Old French [Term?], ultimately from Latin -ārius.

Suffix[edit]

-aire m

  1. Agentive affix, similar to English -er, -or

Derived terms[edit]


Descendants[edit]