There are 4 definitions of -le in English:

-le1

suffix

  • 1Forming names of appliances or instruments: bridle thimble
  • 2Forming names of animals and plants: beetle

Origin

Old English, of Germanic origin.

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Pronunciation: ˈmeɪlstrəm
noun
a powerful whirlpool in the sea

There are 4 definitions of -le in English:

-le2

(also -el)

suffix

  • Forming nouns having or originally having a diminutive sense: mantle battle castle

Origin

Middle English -el, -elle, partly from Old English and partly from Old French (based on Latin forms).

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-le3

suffix

  • (Forming adjectives from an original verb) apt to; liable to: brittle nimble

Origin

Middle English: from earlier -el, of Germanic origin.

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-le4

suffix

  • Forming verbs, chiefly those expressing repeated action or movement (as in babble, dazzle), or having diminutive sense (as in nestle).

Origin

Old English -lian, of Germanic origin.

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