-ine

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See also: ine, Ine, iné, and ìne

English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English -ine, borrowed from Old French -ine, from Latin -īnus, from Ancient Greek -ινος (-inos). More at -en.

Suffix[edit]

-ine

  1. (chiefly non-productive) Of or pertaining to.
    asinine, marine, bovine, cervine
  2. Used to form demonyms.
    Levantine, Byzantine, Argentine
  3. (chemistry) Used to form names of chemical substances, especially basic (alkaline) substances, alkaloidal substances, or halogens.
    amine, aniline, caffeine, iodine
  4. (non-productive) Used to form feminine nouns.
    heroine, speakerine
  5. (non-productive) Used to form female given names or names of titles.
    Clementine, landgravine
  6. commercial material
    glassine
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Etymology 2[edit]

Variant of -en.

Suffix[edit]

-ine

  1. Plural: cow -> kine; sow -> swine;

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

-in +‎ -e

Suffix[edit]

-ine

  1. feminine singular of -in
  2. feminine equivalent of -in

Italian[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-ine f

  1. plural of -ina

Latin[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-īne

  1. vocative masculine singular of -īnus