-et


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-et

suff.
1. Small: falconet.
2. Something worn on: labret.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Vulgar Latin *-ittum.]

-et

suffix forming nouns
small or lesser: islet; baronet.
[from Old French -et, -ete]

-et

a noun suffix occurring orig. in loanwords from French or Italian, typically diminutives or nouns denoting an example or instance of something, or a group or member of a group having a specified number ( bullet; hatchet; islet; turret; doublet; quartet); of limited productivity in English ( baronet; octet; quintuplet; swimmeret), sometimes as a variant of -let before stems ending in syllabic l ( eaglet; owlet).Compare -ette.
[Middle English < Old French -et (masculine) or -ette (feminine); or < Italian -etto,-etta]

ET

or E.T.,

Eastern time.