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English

Etymology

From Latin adjective suffix -alis, or French -el.

Pronunciation

Suffix

-al

  1. of or pertaining to; adjectival suffix appended to various words, often nouns, to make an adjective form. Often added to words of Latin origin, but used with other words also.
    line, lineal
    base, basal
    cranium, cranial
  2. Forming nouns, especially of verbal action.
    e.g. rival, proposal, denial

Usage notes

If the root word ends in l, the variant -ar is often used instead. Sometimes both forms are found: linear, lineal.

Derived terms

of or pertaining to
forming nouns, especially of verbal action.

Esperanto

Suffix

-al

  1. for [...] reason (ending for correlatives of reason)

Derived terms


Spanish

Etymology

From latin -ālis.

Suffix

-al

  1. In adjectives, indicating relation (e.g. cultural).
  2. In nouns, indicating a place where something is grown
    maíz (corn) - maizal (corn field)
    naranja (orange) - naranjal (orange grove)

Synonyms

  • (indicating a place):
  • -ar

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