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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English -ant, -aunt, partly from Old French -ant, from Latin -āns; and partly (in adjectival derivations) continuing Middle English -ant, a variant of -and, -end, from Old English -ende (present participle ending), see -and.

SuffixEdit

-ant

  1. (now sciences, chiefly medicine) The agent noun derived from verb.
    serveservant
  2. An adjective corresponding to a noun in -ance.
    defiancedefiant.
  3. (uncommon) An adjective derived from a verb.
    errerrant.
  4. Alternative form of -and
    blatant, blicant; flippant

Usage notesEdit

  • Many words in -ant were not actually coined in English but rather borrowed directly from Old French, Middle French or Modern French.

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DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

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PronunciationEdit

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SuffixEdit

-ant m (plural -anten, feminine -ante)

  1. appended to the stem of a verb, it yields a noun which signifies the subject who performs the action of that verb (see agent noun)

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French -ant, from Latin -āns, -ēns. Compare Italian -ante, -ente, Spanish -ante, -ente, -iente.

SuffixEdit

-ant

  1. -ing; suffix denoting the present participle of a verb
    jouer (to play) → jouant (playing)
  2. (rare) A suffix deriving adjectives from words other than verbs.
    abracadabraabracadabrant
  3. Used to form nouns and adjectives out of verbs.

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HungarianEdit

EtymologyEdit

-a- (linking vowel) + -n (instantaneous suffix) + -t (causative suffix)[1]

PronunciationEdit

SuffixEdit

-ant

  1. (instantaneous suffix) Added to a stem - often an onomatopoeia - to form a verb expressing an instantaneous action.
    pillant (to glance)

Usage notesEdit

  • (instantaneous suffix) Harmonic variants:
    -ant is added to back vowel words
    -ent is added to front vowel words

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LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

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PronunciationEdit

SuffixEdit

-ant

  1. third-person plural present active indicative of

Middle FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

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SuffixEdit

-ant

  1. used to form the present participle of verbs

Old FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin -āns, -ēns.

SuffixEdit

-ant

  1. used to form the present participle of verbs

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