-ty

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See also: ty, Ty, ty., , , tỷ, and Tỵ

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English -ty, from Old English -tiġ(-ty), from Proto-Germanic *tigiwiz, plural of *teguz(group of ten), from Proto-Indo-European *déḱ-, *déḱm̥t(ten). Cognate with Scots -ty(-ty), West Frisian -tich(-ty), Dutch -tig(-ty), German -zig(-ty), Gothic 𐍄𐌹𐌲𐌿𐍃(tigus, group of ten, decade). Related to ten.

Suffix[edit]

-ty

  1. Nonproductive suffix indicating single-digit integer multiples of ten
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle English -te, a borrowing from Old French -te, from Latin -tātem, accusative masculine singular of -tās.

Suffix[edit]

-ty

  1. Alternative form of -ity Used to form abstract nouns from adjectives
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