From the Latin suffix -ātiō. This suffix was formed from verbs of the first conjugation (-āre), and is therefore a variety of the more general tiō (from which Dutch -tie).


-atie f

  1. Forms action nouns. Many such nouns derive from or are otherwise paired with verbs of Latinate origin, that are suffixed with -eren. This suffix is then replaced by -atie.
    1. An action or process
      alimenteren ~ alimentatie ‎(alimentation)
    2. The result of an action or process
      accumuleren ~ accumulatie ‎(accumulation)
    3. A state or quality
      hallucineren ~ hallucinatie ‎(hallucination)


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