Definition 2024



See also: Appendix:Variations of "ce"




  1. (chiefly after 1, 2, or 3) Times: used to form a multiplicative numeral from a cardinal numeral.
    • 1809, abridgement of, 1758, Rob. Whytt, "On the Remarkable Effects of Blisters in Lessening the Quickness of the Pulse in Coughs, attended with Infarction of the Lungs and Fever" (Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, volume fifty, page 569), in, Charles Hutton, George Shaw, and Richard Pearson, The Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Abridged, volume eleven, page 222 :
      Her stomach being extremely delicate, he scarcely ordered any medicines for her all this time, except a cordial julep, with spir. volat. oleos. tinct. of rhubarb as a laxative, and a julep of aqu. rosar. acet. [illegible] alb. and syr. bals. of which last she took 2 table spoonfuls 2ce or 3ce a day in ¼ of a pint of lintseed tea.
    • 1998 January 21, "LT" <>, "Novell 32bit client for NT - have to log in 2ce???", message-ID <>, comp.os.netware.connectivity, Usenet:
      Whenever a user tries to login [] , a second login box comes up and they have to log in twice, apparently once for Novell, and once for the NT domain.
    • 2003 August 23, "Pinky" [Trevor A Panther] <>, "Re: Plastic corks - UK", message-ID <Ziy1b.2042$>, rec.crafts.winemaking, Usenet :
      What you need is a "synthetic" corks which are about 2ce or 3ce the price of cork "corks" and any good home brew shop will be able to supply.


Etymology 1

From the Proto-Indo-European deictic particle *ḱe (here).

Alternative forms



-ce (particle)

  1. affixed, usually to demonstratives, forming deixes
    ce- + -docedo
    ec- + -ceecce
    hi- + -chic
    ille + -cillic
    tum + -ctunc
Derived terms
<a class='CategoryTreeLabel CategoryTreeLabelNs14 CategoryTreeLabelCategory' href='/wiki/Category:Latin_words_suffixed_with_-ce'>Latin words suffixed with -ce</a>


Etymology 2

A regularly declined form of -cus.



  1. vocative masculine singular of -cus



From Proto-Slavic *-ьce.


-ce (Cyrillic spelling -це)

  1. Appended to words to create a neuter noun, usually to form a diminutive or as an expression of endearment, or to denote an object.

See also




  1. Used to form languages from nationalities.
    İngiliz (English) + -ceİngilizce (English language)
  2. Used to form adverbs from adjectives.
    gizli (secret) + -cegizlice (surreptitiously)

Usage notes

  • It's used when the nationality word's last vowel is one of "e", "i", "ö" or "ü" and the last consonant is one of "b", "c", "d", "g", "ğ", "j", "l", "m", "n", "r", "v", "y" or "z"
  • It could be -ca, -ça, -çe according to the last vowel and the last consonant of the word.
  • It may be added after a country's name instead of nationality:
    Çin (China) + -ceÇince (Chinese language)

Derived terms

<a class='CategoryTreeLabel CategoryTreeLabelNs14 CategoryTreeLabelCategory' href='/wiki/Category:Turkish_words_suffixed_with_-ce'>Turkish words suffixed with -ce</a>