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⠰⠇

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Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English -ful, -full, from Old English -ful, -full (full of; -ful), from Proto-Germanic *-fullaz (-ful), from Proto-Germanic *fullaz (full); see full. Cognate with Scots -fu, Saterland Frisian -ful (-ful), West Frisian -fol (-ful), Dutch -vol (-ful), German -voll (-ful), Swedish -full (-ful), Icelandic -fullur, -fyllur (-ful).

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-ful

  1. Used to form adjectives from nouns. Full of, tending to, or thoroughly possessing the quality expressed by the noun.

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Etymology 2Edit

From Middle English -ful, from Old English -ful, -full, from Proto-Germanic *fullō, *fullijô (filling).

  1. Used to form nouns from nouns meaning “as much as can be held by what is denoted by the noun”
    bowlful
    handful
  2. Used to form nouns indicating a great deal of the quantity expressed by the noun.
    shitful

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Middle EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

Old English -ful, -full (full of; -ful), from Proto-Germanic *-fullaz (-ful), from Proto-Germanic *fullaz (full). The use of the ending to denote nouns originates in the reanalysis of ful modifying a noun as being part of the noun itself, e.g. "cuppe ful" as "cuppe-ful".

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SuffixEdit

-ful

  1. Appended to nouns (or, rarely, adjectives and adverbs) to form adjectives denoting the experience or induction of an attitude, internal state or quality.
  2. Appended to nouns in the category of containers or vessels, denoting the quantity that the given vessel is capable of holding.

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DescendantsEdit

  • English: -ful
  • Scots: -fu

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Old EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *-fullaz (-ful), from Proto-Germanic *fullaz (full).

SuffixEdit

-ful

  1. full of; -ful

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Saterland FrisianEdit

SuffixEdit

-ful

  1. Used to form adjectives from nouns; -ful