-a definition

  • suffix:
    • Plural as a type of -um.
    • Plural as a type of -on.
    • just like -er in Standard English.
    • always change -er in nouns.
    • this sense?) Marks single nouns, with a foundation in Greek or Latin, often implying womanliness, specially when contrasted with words terminating in -us.
    • Changes a component or substance into an oxide.
    • alternate as a type of -'ve.
    • this feeling?) Marks nouns, with a foundation in Italian, Spanish, or Portuguese, implying womanliness.
    • Added for metrical reasons to poetry and verse
    • clitic form of o'
    • To.

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