from The Century Dictionary.

  • A Middle English form of eyen, former plural of eye.
  • See -in.
  • See -in.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • (Chem.) A suffix, indicating that those substances of whose names it is a part are basic, in their nature, i.e. contain a basic nitrogen group.
  • (Organ. Chem.) A suffix, formerly used to indicate hydrocarbons of the second degree of unsaturation; i. e., members of the acetyline series; but now superseded by the ending -yne, as in propyne.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • suffix of or pertaining to, like: asinine; marine.
  • suffix chemistry Used to form names of basic substances or halogens
  • suffix non-productive feminine nouns: heroine.
  • suffix non-productive given names or titles: Clementine, landgravine.
  • suffix commercial material: glassine.


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Middle English -ine, from Old French -ine, from Latin -īnus, from Ancient Greek ινος (-inos). More at -en.


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