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-esse

-esse

See also: esse, Esse, êsse, essē, and -êsse

Dutch

Suffix

-esse

  1. Creates the female form of persons or occupations, as English -ess.
    secretaris (secretary, receptionist)secretaresse (female secretary, female receptionist)

Derived terms

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

References

  1. A. van Loey, "Schönfeld's Historische Grammatica van het Nederlands", Zutphen, 8. druk, 1970, ISBN 90-03-21170-1; § 180

French

Etymology 1

From Old French [Term?], from Latin -itiam, the accusative of -itia.

Suffix

-esse

  1. used to form nouns describing the condition of being something (-ness, -ity, etc.)
Derived terms

Etymology 2

From Middle French -esse, from Old French [Term?], from Late Latin -issa, from Ancient Greek -ισσα (-issa).

Suffix

-esse

  1. -ess (female form)
Derived terms
Descendants

Derived terms

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

Italian

Suffix

-esse

  1. Suffix forming the third-person singular imperfect subjunctive of -ere verbs.

Middle French

Suffix

-esse

  1. -ess (used to form feminine nouns from masculine ones)

Derived terms

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

Descendants