EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Representing the nominative plural case endings belonging to Latin first-declension feminine nouns.

PronunciationEdit

SuffixEdit

-ae

  1. plural of -a

Usage notesEdit

  • Although both ‐æ and ‐ae are normally used as plural forms in English, they are occasionally used as singular forms within the dative case or genitive case. Notably in the phrase ‘lapsus linguae’.

Derived termsEdit

Category:English irregular plurals ending in "-ae"

AnagramsEdit


LatinEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Declined forms of -us (suffix forming adjectives).

SuffixEdit

-ae

  1. inflection of -us:
    1. nominative/vocative feminine plural
    2. genitive/dative feminine singular

Etymology 2Edit

Declined forms of -a (suffix forming masculine agent nouns).

SuffixEdit

-ae m

  1. inflection of -a:
    1. nominative/vocative plural
    2. genitive/dative singular

PortugueseEdit

SuffixEdit

-ae

  1. Obsolete spelling of -ai

TeanuEdit

EtymologyEdit

From earlier *kel, from Proto-Oceanic *keli, from Proto-Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *keli, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *kali, from Proto-Austronesian *kalih.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

-ae

  1. to dig, hollow out

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