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- Suffix appended to words to create an agent noun, indicating a person who does something.
English generally appends this suffix where Latin would do it—to the root of a Latin-type perfect passive participle. For other words, English tends to use the suffix -er. Occasionally both are used (computer vs. computor).
- Suffix appended to words to create a masculine noun, usually denoting a profession or a performer, used chiefly for words of Latin origin.
- Suffix appended generally to the root of a perfect passive participle to create an agent noun indicating a person who does something. The -or suffix is masculine; the feminine form is -rix.
|Pefect passive participle||amatus|
|Agent noun (masculine)||amator|
|Agent noun (feminine)||amatrix|
- Suffix appended to a verb to produce an abstract noun. This form is feminine.
- A plural marker, mainly used on common gender nouns ending with an unstressed -a.
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