English edit

Alternative forms edit

Etymology edit

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

Pronunciation edit

Suffix edit

-ae

  1. plural of -a

Usage notes edit

  • 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 terms edit

Category:English irregular plurals ending in "-ae"

Anagrams edit

Latin edit

Pronunciation edit

Etymology 1 edit

Declined forms of -us (suffix forming adjectives).

Suffix edit

-ae

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

Etymology 2 edit

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

Suffix edit

-ae m

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

Portuguese edit

Suffix edit

-ae

  1. Archaic spelling of -ai.

Teanu edit

Etymology edit

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

Pronunciation edit

Verb edit

-ae

  1. to dig, hollow out

References edit