-ense

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See also: ense

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Learned borrowing from Latin -ēnsis (originating in), whence also the inherited Italian doublet -ese.

Suffix[edit]

-ense

  1. used to create adjectives and nouns that denote ethnonyms, like parmense, from Parma or statunitense, from Stati Uniti

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Latin[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-ēnse

  1. nominative neuter singular of -ēnsis
  2. accusative neuter singular of -ēnsis
  3. vocative neuter singular of -ēnsis

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Learned borrowing from Latin -ēnsis (originating in). Compare the inherited doublet -ês.

Suffix[edit]

-ense m or f (plural -enses)

  1. forms the names of residents or inhabitants of a place
    Berlim (Berlin) + ‎-ense → ‎berlinense (Berliner)
    Synonyms: -ês, -ão, -eiro, -ista, -enho
  2. forms adjectives meaning “of, from or relating to [the suffixed place]”
    Berlim (Berlin) + ‎-ense → ‎berlinense (of, from or relating to Berlin)

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Learned borrowing from Latin -ēnsis (originating in). Compare the inherited doublet -és.

Suffix[edit]

-ense (plural -enses) (adjective)
-ense m or f (plural -enses) (noun)

  1. Used to create adjectives and nouns that denote ethnonyms, like estadounidense, from Estados Unidos.

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