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- A suffix sometimes marking the agent for action; Cf.
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- suffix The
agentnoun derived from verb.
- suffix An
adjectivecorresponding to a nounin -ance.
- suffix uncommon An adjective derived from a verb.
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From Middle English -ant, -aunt, partly from Old French -ant, from Latin case ending; and partly (in adjectival derivations) continuing Middle English -ant, a variant of -and, -end, from Old English -ende (present participle ending), see -and.
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