-al etymology

English word -al comes from Latin -alis

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Detailed word origin of -al

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-alis Latin (lat) Used to form adjectives of relationship from nouns or numerals.
-al English (eng) Forming nouns, especially of verbal action.. Of or pertaining to. Adjectival suffix appended to various words, often nouns, to make an adjective form. Often added to words of Latin origin, but used with other words also.

Words with the same origin as -al

Descendants of -alis
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