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-esse

See also: esse and Esse

DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Dutch -esse, borrowed from Old Northern French -esse, from Late Latin -issa (as in abbātissa (abbess)).[1]

SuffixEdit

-esse

  1. Creates the female form of persons or occupations, as English -ess
    secretaris (secretary, receptionist) – secretaresse (female secretary, female receptionist)

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ A. van Loey, "Schönfeld's Historische Grammatica van het Nederlands", Zutphen, 8. druk, 1970, ISBN 90-03-21170-1; § 180

FrenchEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Latin -itiam, the accusative of -itia.

SuffixEdit

-esse

  1. used to form nouns describing the condition of being something (-ness, -ity, etc.)
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Late Latin -issa.

SuffixEdit

-esse

  1. -ess (female form)
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DescendantsEdit

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ItalianEdit

SuffixEdit

-esse

  1. Suffix forming the third-person singular imperfect subjunctive of -ere verbs.

Middle FrenchEdit

SuffixEdit

-esse

  1. -ess (used to form feminine nouns from masculine ones)

Derived termsEdit