TranslingualEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin -ites, from Ancient Greek -ίτης (-ítēs).

SuffixEdit

-ites

  1. (taxonomy) Used to form taxonomic names.

Derived termsEdit



LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek -ίτης (-ítēs). Adopted in Latin as part of Greek loanwords, as -ītēs, often also as -īta. Often in Biblical tribal names. Thus either Levītēs or Levīta, plural in -ītae. In medieval Latin of religious groups, such as Marcionītae, Ebiōnītae, Monophysītae, etc.

PronunciationEdit

SuffixEdit

-ītēs

  1. adjective-forming suffix, especially of nominalized adjectives identifying groups of people as "those belonging to"

DeclensionEdit

First-declension noun (masculine Greek-type with nominative singular in -ēs).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative -ītēs -ītae
Genitive -ītae -ītārum
Dative -ītae -ītīs
Accusative -ītēn -ītās
Ablative -ītē -ītīs
Vocative -ītē -ītae

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DescendantsEdit

  • English: -ite
  • French: -ite
  • German: -it