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  • suffix Used to form nouns denoting groups or classes taken collectively.


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From Middle English -kinde, -kunde, -kuinde, alteration (due to the noun kind ("type, class")) of Middle English -kin, -kun, -cun, from Old English -cynn ("of or belonging to a specified race or family"), from cynn ("family, race"), see kin. Most uses appear to have been formed by analogy with mankind.


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