-iter

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin -iter.

Suffix[edit]

-iter

  1. used to form adverbs (not productive; often present in terms derived from Latin)

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Latin[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Compare iter ‎(way).

Pronunciation[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-iter ‎(comparative -ius, superlative -issimē)

  1. -ly; used to form adverbs from adjectives.

Usage notes[edit]

The suffix -iter is usually added to a third-declension adjective stem to form an adverb of manner.

Examples:
adverbiāliter ‎(adverbially), from adverbiālis ‎(adverbial)
celeriter ‎(swiftly, immediately), from celer ‎(fast, swift)
fortiter ‎(strongly, powerfully), from fortis ‎(strong, powerful)
nātūrāliter ‎(naturally), from nātūrālis ‎(natural)

The suffix -iter was sometimes added to a second-declension stem, although and were more commonly used in such situations.

Examples:
avāriter ‎(greedily), from avārus ‎(greedy)
circiter ‎(round about), from circus ‎(circle)
dūriter ‎(roughly, harshly), from dūrus ‎(rough, harsh)

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