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gentilic

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Coined based on the Latin gentilis (of a clan, or gens) + English suffix -ic.

AdjectiveEdit

gentilic (not comparable)

  1. Tribal or national.
  2. Describing the inhabitants of a particular place; demonymic.

TranslationsEdit

NounEdit

gentilic (plural gentilics)

  1. A personal name derived from a place name.
    Vito Corleone? What kind of name is Corleone? A gentilic?
  2. A demonym.

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