State; quality: abnormality.
[Middle English -itie, from Old French -ite, from Latin -itās, variant of -tās, -ty.]
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suffix forming nouns
indicating state or condition: technicality.
[from Old French -ite, from Latin -itās]
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a suffix of numerals that are multiples of ten: twenty; thirty.
[Middle English; Old English -tig, c. Old Frisian -tich, Old High German -zug, Old Norse tigr, Gothic tigjus; akin to ten]
a suffix occurring in loanwords from Latin and French, forming mainly from adjectives nouns denoting state or condition: ability; certainty; chastity; unity.
[Middle English -te(e) < Old French -te(t) < Latin -tātem, acc. of -tās]
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