-iter

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Etymology[edit]

Compare iter (way).

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-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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