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Inherited from Latin -orium or -oria, feminine words end in -oire. Cognate to English -ory and -or.
- A suffix used on verbs to form masculine words for objects or tools used to do something.
- A suffix used on verbs to form masculine words for places where something is done.
Inherited from Latin -ēre, the ending of the present active infinitive form of second conjugation verbs. Compare Italian -ere, Romanian -ea, Romansch -air.
- A suffix forming infinitives of some verbs.
- Verbs in -oir are fairly few and all of them are irregular to different degrees. The most important ones are asseoir, avoir, devoir, falloir, pleuvoir, pouvoir, recevoir, savoir, valoir, voir, vouloir.