-ois

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French -ois. In some senses from Late Latin -iscus (whence also the doublet -esque later borrowed through Italian), in others from Latin -ēnsis. More at -ish, -ese

Suffix[edit]

-ois

  1. Used to form adjectives related to a particular country, region or city, their associated inhabitant names, and the local language or dialect.

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Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

In some senses from Late Latin -iscus, in others from Latin -ēnsis.

Suffix[edit]

-ois

  1. used to form nationalities
  2. used to form names of languages
    françois, anglois
  3. used to form the first and second-person singular imperfect tense

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