Some Common Suffixes
-aceae: the ending of names of plant families
-aceus, -acea, -aceum: a Latin suffix meaning "of" or "pertaining to"; usually used with noun roots
-ago: a botanical suffix denoting resemblance
-ales: the ending of names of plant orders
-alis, -ale: a Latin suffix added to noun roots to form adjectives meaning "pertaining to"
-anus, -ana, -anum: a Latin suffix added to noun roots to form adjectives meaning "belonging to"; often used with names of localities
-atilis, -atile: a Latin adjectival suffix meaning "found in"; usually used with roots of nouns referring to habitats
-cuius, -cula, -culum: a Latin diminutive suffix
-eae: the ending of names of plant tribes
-ecetes, -etes: a Greek suffix meaning "one who," or "to dwell"; often used with roots of nouns referring to habitats
-ellus, -ella, -ellum: a Latin diminutive suffix
-ensis, -ense: a Latin adjectival suffix meaning "belonging to"; usually used with locality names
-es: a Greek suffix meaning the doer of an action, used with verb roots; equivalent to the English suffixes ^er and -jar
-escens: a Latin adjectival suffix meaning "becoming," or "beginning to"
-estris, -estre: a Latin suffix meaning "belonging to," or "living in"; generally used with nouns referring to habitats
-etes: (see -ecetes)
-icosus, -icosa, -icosum: a Greek suffix added to verb roots meaning "ability," or "fitness"
-idae: the ending of names of animal families
-idius, -idia, -idium: a Latin and Greek diminutive suffix
-iensis, -iense: (see -ensis)
-illus, -ilia, -ilium: a Latin diminutive suffix
-imus, -ima, -imum: a Latin superlative ending
-inae: the ending of names of animal subfamilies and plant subtribes
-ineae: the ending of names of plant suborders
-inus, -ina, -inum: a Latin suffix denoting "likeness," or "belonging to"
-iscus, -isca, -iscum: a Latin and Greek diminutive suffix
-issimus, -issima, -issimum: a Latin superlative ending
-istus, -ista, -istum: a Greek superlative ending odea, -odes: a Greek suffix denoting resemblance
-oidea: the ending of names of animal superfamilies
-oideae: the ending of names of plant subfamilies
-olus, -ola, -olum: a Latin diminutive suffix
-osus, -osa, -osum: a Latin suffix meaning "full of," or "prone to"
-rimus, -rima, -rimum: the Latin superlative ending for adjectives ending in er
-tatos: a Greek superlative ending
-ticus, -tica, -ticum: a Latin suffix meaning "belonging to"; generally used with roots of nouns referring to habitats
-tus, -ta, -turn: a Latin past participle ending
-ullus, -ulla, -ullum: a Latin diminutive suffix
-ulus, -ula, -ulum: a Latin diminutive suffix
-unculus, -uncula, -unculum: a Latin diminutive suffix

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