the compass point midway between eastern and southeast
A Middle English form of convenience.
A suffix of Latin beginning, put into names of locations (towns or nations), precisely, to make adjectives indicating ‘of or that belong to’ these types of a place, and hence (similar getting used as nouns by omission of this appropriate noun) to symbolize
‘an inhabitant of’ such a spot, or
the ‘language’ or ‘dialect of’ these types of a spot, as in Chinese, Japanese, Portuguese, Milanese, Veronese, Viennese, Berlinese, etc.