desinence

See also: désinence

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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French désinence, from Latin dēsinentia, present participle of dēsinō (I stop, end, close, make an end).

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NounEdit

desinence (plural desinences)

  1. (linguistics) A suffix used as an inflection; an ending; inflectional suffix.

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