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EtymologyEdit

Perhaps ultimately from the nominative masculine singular of oppositional adjectives in Proto-Indo-European *-teros; perhaps extended from the suffix in prepositions like inter, praeter.

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SuffixEdit

-ter ‎(comparative -tius, superlative -tissimē)

  1. -ly; used to form adverbs from adjectives.

Usage notesEdit

The suffix -ter is usually added to a third-declension adjective or participle stem to form an adverb of manner.

Examples:
prudenter ‎(intelligently, wisely), from prudēns ‎(knowing, experienced)
dissimulanter ‎(dissemblingly, secretly), from dissimulāns, present active participle of dissimulō ‎(dissemble, conceal)

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