-ful

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See also: ful, fúl, fûl, fül, and ful-

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English -ful, -full, from Old English -ful, -full (full of; -ful), from Proto-Germanic *-fullaz (-ful), from Proto-Germanic *fullaz (full); see full. Cognate with Saterland Frisian -ful (-ful), West Frisian -fol (-ful), Dutch -vol (-ful), German -voll (-ful), Swedish -full (-ful), Icelandic -fullur, -fyllur (-ful).

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Suffix[edit]

-ful

  1. Used to form adjectives from nouns. Full of, tending to, or thoroughly possessing the quality expressed by the noun.
  2. Used to form nouns from nouns meaning “as much as can be held by what is denoted by the noun”
    bowlful
    handful
  3. Used to form nouns indicating a great deal of the quantity expressed by the noun.
    shitful

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Old English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-ful

  1. full of; -ful

Saterland Frisian[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-ful

  1. Used to form adjectives from nouns; -ful