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-ine

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English

Etymology

From Middle English -ine, from Old French -ine, from Latin -īnus, from Greek -inos.

Suffix

-ine

  1. of or pertaining to, like: asinine; marine.
  2. chemical terms, especially in names of basic substances: amine; aniline; caffeine.
  3. feminine nouns: heroine.
  4. given names or titles: Clementine, landgravine.
  5. commercial material: glassine.

References

  • -ine” in The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition, Houghton Mifflin Company, 2000.
  • -ine” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, v1.0.1, Lexico Publishing Group, 2006.

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