-ance

See also: ance and Ance

EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

Via French -ance, from Latin -antia, -entia.

SuffixEdit

-ance

  1. Added to the stem of a verb to form a noun indicating a state or condition, such as result or capacity, associated with the verb.
  2. A process or action.

Usage notesEdit

  • Many words ending in "-ance" were formed in French or by alteration of a noun or adjective ending in "-ant".

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TranslationsEdit


FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French -ance. Cognate to French -ence.

SuffixEdit

-ance

  1. -ance (suffix used to form nouns)

Derived termsEdit

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Old FrenchEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Inherited from Latin -antia(m), -entia(m).

SuffixEdit

-ance

  1. -ance (suffixed used to form nouns)

DescendantsEdit

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Serbo-CroatianEdit

SuffixEdit

-ance (Cyrillic spelling -анце)

  1. Suffix appended to words to create a neuter noun, usually to form a diminutive or as an expression of endearment, or to denote an object.

See alsoEdit

Last modified on 27 January 2014, at 04:43