EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French -eis, from Latin -ēnsis.

SuffixEdit

-ese

  1. Used to form adjectives and nouns describing things and characteristics of a city, region, or country, such as the people and the language spoken by these people.
    Viennese, Maltese falcon, Parmese, Japanese, Faroese, Viennese waltz
  2. Used to form nouns meaning the jargon used by a particular profession or in a particular context.
    journalese, legalese, translationese

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TranslationsEdit

Note: these translations are a guide only. For more precise translations, see individual words ending in -ese.

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ItalianEdit

PronunciationEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin -ensem, accusative singular of -ēnsis (originating in), whence also Italian -ense.

SuffixEdit

-ese m

  1. -ese, -er
    londinese (et al.)

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Last modified on 9 October 2013, at 02:04