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-ment

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English

Etymology

From Late Latin -mente

Suffix

-ment

  1. Used to form nouns from verbs, the nouns having the sense of "the action or result of what is denoted by the verb".

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French

Suffix

-ment

  1. Used to form adverb, most of the time equivalent to -ly.
    Example: rapidement - quickly
  2. Used to form nouns from verbs, usually of action or state resulting of them.
    Examples: parement, abandonnement, maniement

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