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Definition of "-le" [-le]

  • A frequentative suffix of verbs, indicating repetition or continuousness: (suffix)
  • A suffix forming adjectives from verbs with the meaning of "prone to", "tending to", "apt to", "capable of"; compare -ative: (suffix)
  • A suffix forming agent nouns from verbs: (suffix)
  • A suffix forming diminutives from other nouns; compare -ling: (suffix)

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