-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.
    hero + ‎-ine → ‎heroine
    speaker + ‎-ine → ‎speakerine
  5. (non-productive) Used to form female given names or names of titles.
    Clement + ‎-ine → ‎Clementine
    landgrave + ‎-ine → ‎landgravine
  6. Commercial materials
    glass + ‎-ine → ‎glassine
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Etymology 2[edit]

Variant of -en.

Suffix[edit]

-ine

  1. Can be used to denote the plural form of a small number of English words:
    cow + ‎-ine → ‎kine
    sow + ‎-ine → ‎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