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-age

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See also age, âge, âgé, and äge

English

Etymology

French, from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] -aticum. Cognates include Spanish -aje

Suffix

-age

  1. Forming nouns with the sense of ‘collection’ or appurtenance.

French

Etymology

From the [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] ending -aticum.

Suffix

-age

  1. Forming nouns with the sense of "action or result of Xing" or, more rarely, "action related to X".
  2. Forming nouns with the sense of "state of being (a) X"
  3. (rare) Forming collective nouns.

Derived terms

Usage notes

  • Although the historical suffix has had many applications (e.g. family relationships, lcoations), it is now restricted primarily to the sense of "action of Xing", and many terms now have little to no connection with the most common uses. This is especially notable of those descended from actual Latin words in -aticus such as fromage and voyage.

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