-ine

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See also: ine, Ine, iné, and ìne

English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English -ine, a borrowing 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. (chemistry) Used to form names of chemical substances, especially basic (alkaline) substances, alkaloidal substances, or halogens.
    amine, aniline, caffeine, iodine
  3. (non-productive) Used to form feminine nouns.
    heroine, speakerine
  4. (non-productive) Used to form female given names or names of titles.
    Clementine, landgravine
  5. commercial material
    glassine
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Etymology 2[edit]

Variant of -en.

Suffix[edit]

-ine

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

References[edit]

  • -ine” in The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition, Houghton Mifflin Company, 2000.
  • -ine” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, v1.0.1, Lexico Publishing Group, 2006.

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

-in +‎ -e

Suffix[edit]

-ine

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

Latin[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-īne

  1. vocative masculine singular of -īnus