From Late Latin, Vulgar Latin -iscus for older words and the common Romanian surname ending -escu, as well as the place name suffix -ești formed from the plural. Based on French -esque for many newer words or neologisms, which appear after the mid-19th century.
- -ește (adverbial form)
A form of the infix -esc-, from Latin -ēscō (and -ēscunt in the case of the third-person plural). Cognates include Aromanian -escu, Italian -isco, -iscono, Spanish -ezco, -ecen, Catalan -eixo, -eixen.
- Used with a stem to form the first-person singular and third-person plural present of most regular -i (fourth conjugation) verbs. E.g. unesc, tușesc, feresc, pățesc, urăsc.