-eer

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See also: eer and e'er

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French -ier. Doublet of -ary.

Pronunciation[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-eer

  1. Used to create an agent noun denoting someone associated with, concerned with, or engaged in a specified activity.

Derived terms[edit]

See also[edit]

  • -er, especially Etymology 4

Anagrams[edit]


Afrikaans[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch -eren, from Middle Dutch -eren, from Middle French -er or Old French -er, from Latin -āre.

Pronunciation[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-eer

  1. Part of the root derived mainly from French and Latin, e.g. informeren from French to inform, originally the infinitive ending of such French verbs.

Usage notes[edit]

  • For verbs with this suffix, the participle prefix ge- may be optionally omitted. This is more commonly done for more common, disyllabic verbs and for participles in the active voice. It is seldom used in this way in the passive voice or with attributive past participles.