Last modified on 23 April 2015, at 11:17

-ent

See also: ent and ENT

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Since Middle English, from Old French -ent and its source Latin -ēns, (accusative singular -entem), present participle suffix.[1]

SuffixEdit

-ent

  1. Causing, promoting, or doing a certain action
    absorbent, efficient
  2. One that causes, promotes, or does a certain action
    agent, deterrent

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "-ent" at Dictionary.com

DutchEdit

SuffixEdit

-ent

  1. -ent

FrenchEdit

SuffixEdit

-ent

  1. A suffix denoting the third-person plural present indicative form of a verb

HungarianEdit

PronunciationEdit

SuffixEdit

-ent

  1. (instantaneous suffix) Added to a stem - often an onomatopoeia - to form a verb expressing an instantaneous action.
    tüsszent (to sneeze)

Usage notesEdit

  • (instantaneous suffix) Harmonic variants:
    -ant is added to back vowel words
    -ent is added to front vowel words

Derived termsEdit

See alsoEdit


LatinEdit

PronunciationEdit

SuffixEdit

-ent

  1. third-person plural present active subjunctive of