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-ense

-ense

See also: ense

Italian

Suffix

-ense

  1. Used to create adjectives and nouns that denote ethnonyms, like parmense, from Parma or statunitense, from Stati Uniti

Derived terms

<a class='CategoryTreeLabel CategoryTreeLabelNs14 CategoryTreeLabelCategory' href='/wiki/Category:Italian_words_suffixed_with_-ense'>Italian words suffixed with -ense</a>

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Latin

Suffix

-ēnse

  1. nominative neuter singular of -ēnsis
  2. accusative neuter singular of -ēnsis
  3. vocative neuter singular of -ēnsis

Portuguese

Etymology

Learned borrowing from Latin -ēnsis (originating in).

Suffix

-ense m, f (plural -enses)

  1. forms the names of residents or inhabitants of a place
    Berlim (Berlin) + -enseberlinense (Berliner)
  2. forms adjectives meaning “of, from or relating to [the suffixed place]”
    Berlim (Berlin) + -enseberlinense (of, from or relating to Berlin)

Synonyms


Spanish

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin -ēnsis (originating in). Compare the inherited doublet -és.

Suffix

-ense

  1. Used to create adjectives and nouns that denote ethnonyms, like estadounidense, from Estados Unidos

Derived terms

<a class='CategoryTreeLabel CategoryTreeLabelNs14 CategoryTreeLabelCategory' href='/wiki/Category:Spanish_words_suffixed_with_-ense'>Spanish words suffixed with -ense</a>

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