Share this entry

Share this page

-ae

Pronunciation: /iː, ʌɪ/

Definition of -ae in English:

suffix

Forming plural nouns:
1Used in names of animal and plant families and other groups: Felidae Gymnospermae
2Used instead of -as in the plural of many non-naturalized or unfamiliar nouns ending in -a derived from Latin or Greek: striae larvae

Origin

Latin plural suffix, or representing the Greek plural ending -ai.

Definition of -ae in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day reciprocity
Pronunciation: ˌresəˈpräsədē
noun
exchanging things with others for mutual benefit…