From Old Portuguese -es, from Latin -ēnsis. Compare the borrowed doublet -ense.
-ês m (feminine -esa, plural -eses, feminine plural -esas)
- -ese (forms adjectives describing a particular place and nouns indicating a native of the place)
- Holanda (“Netherlands”) + -ês → holandês (“Dutchman; Dutch”)
- -ese (forms the names of languages spoken in a given place or by a given people)
- Holanda (“Netherlands”) + -ês → holandês (“Dutch language”)