-inæ

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Etymology[edit]

From the Latin -īnae, feminine plural form of -īnus (-ine).

Suffix[edit]

-inæ

  1. (binomial nomenclature) forms names of subfamilies of the kingdom Animalia

Usage notes[edit]

  • All derivations featuring this suffix are pluralia tantum, but are formally understood as adjectives modifying the Latin feminine plural noun bestiæ (beasts); e.g., Felinæ (cats) = Bestiæ Felinæ (Feline Beasts).

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