-esse

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search
See also: esse and Esse

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch -esse, borrowed from Old Northern French -esse, from Late Latin -issa (as in abbātissa ‎(abbess)).[1]

Suffix[edit]

-esse

  1. Creates the female form of persons or occupations, as English -ess.
    secretaris ‎(secretary, receptionist) – secretaresse ‎(female secretary, female receptionist)

Derived terms[edit]


References[edit]

  1. ^ A. van Loey, "Schönfeld's Historische Grammatica van het Nederlands", Zutphen, 8. druk, 1970, ISBN 90-03-21170-1; § 180

French[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old French [Term?], from Latin -itiam, the accusative of -itia.

Suffix[edit]

-esse

  1. used to form nouns describing the condition of being something (-ness, -ity, etc.)
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle French -esse, from Old French [Term?], from Late Latin -issa, from Ancient Greek -ισσα ‎(-issa).

Suffix[edit]

-esse

  1. -ess (female form)
Derived terms[edit]
Descendants[edit]

Derived terms[edit]



Italian[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-esse

  1. Suffix forming the third-person singular imperfect subjunctive of -ere verbs.

Middle French[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-esse

  1. -ess (used to form feminine nouns from masculine ones)

Derived terms[edit]


Descendants[edit]