-ites

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek -ίτης (-ītēs). Adopted in Latin as part of Greek loanwords, as -ītēs, often also as -īta. Often in Biblical tribal names. Thus either Levītēs or Levīta, plural in -ītae. In medieval Latin of religious groups, such as Marcionītae, Ebiōnītae, Monophysītae, etc.

SuffixEdit

-ītēs

  • adjective-forming suffix, especially of nominalized adjectives identifying groups of people as "those belonging to"

DeclensionEdit

This suffix needs an inflection-table template.

DescendantsEdit

Last modified on 1 March 2014, at 20:58