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-age

-age

See also: age, Age, âge, Agë, Åge, and âgé

English

Suffix

-age

  1. Forming nouns with the sense of collection or appurtenance.
    wordage
  2. forming nouns indicating a process, action, or a result
    blockage; slippage; shrinkage
  3. forming nouns of a state or relationship
    bondage
  4. forming nouns indicating a place
    orphanage; hermitage
  5. forming nouns indicating a charge, toll, or fee
    postage; brokerage; corkage
  6. forming nouns indicating a rate
    percentage; mileage

Synonyms

Derived terms

<a class='CategoryTreeLabel CategoryTreeLabelNs14 CategoryTreeLabelCategory' href='/wiki/Category:English_words_suffixed_with_-age'>English words suffixed with -age</a>

Translations


Dutch

Pronunciation

Etymology

From French -age.

Suffix

-age

Creates nouns from verbs (lekkenlekkage) and from other nouns (tuigtuigage). It denotes

  1. action (kijvage, from kijven)
  2. collectivity (tuigage)
  3. result of an action (stellage)

Derived terms

<a class='CategoryTreeLabel CategoryTreeLabelNs14 CategoryTreeLabelCategory' href='/wiki/Category:Dutch_words_suffixed_with_-age'>Dutch words suffixed with -age</a>

French

Etymology

From Middle French -age, from Old French -age, from the Latin ending -aticum, greatly extended from words like rivage and voyage.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /aʒ/

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.

See also

<a class='CategoryTreeLabel CategoryTreeLabelNs14 CategoryTreeLabelCategory' href='/wiki/Category:French_words_suffixed_with_-age'>French words suffixed with -age</a>

Usage notes

  • Although the historical suffix has had many applications (e.g. family relationships, locations), 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.

Descendants


Japanese

Romanization

-age

  1. rōmaji reading of あげ

Middle French

Etymology

From Old French -age, from Latin -āticum.

Suffix

-age

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

Derived terms

<a class='CategoryTreeLabel CategoryTreeLabelNs14 CategoryTreeLabelCategory' href='/wiki/Category:Middle_French_words_suffixed_with_-age'>Middle French words suffixed with -age</a>

Descendants


Occitan

Suffix

-age

  1. (Mistralian) Alternative form of -atge

Old French

Alternative forms

Etymology

Latin -āticum.

Suffix

-age

  1. forms nouns with the sense of 'action or result of'
  2. forms nouns with the sense of 'state of being'

Derived terms

<a class='CategoryTreeLabel CategoryTreeLabelNs14 CategoryTreeLabelCategory' href='/wiki/Category:Old_French_words_suffixed_with_-age'>Old French words suffixed with -age</a>

Descendants