verb suffix or adjective suffix \d after a vowel or b, g, j, l, m, n, ŋ, r, th, v, z, or zh; əd, id after d or t; t after other sounds; exceptions are pronounced at their entries\

Definition of -ED

—used to form the past participle of regular weak verbs <ended> <faded> <tried> <patted>
—used to form adjectives of identical meaning from Latin-derived adjectives ending in -ate <crenulated>
a :  having :  characterized by <cultured> <two-legged>
b :  having the characteristics of <bigoted>

Origin of -ED

Middle English, from Old English -ed, -od, -ad; akin to Old High German -t, past participle ending, Latin -tus, Greek -tos, suffix forming verbals


verb suffix

Definition of -ED

—used to form the past tense of regular weak verbs <judged> <denied> <dropped>

Origin of -ED

Middle English -ede, -de, from Old English -de, -ede, -ode, -ade; akin to Old High German -ta, past ending (1st singular) and probably to Old High German -t, past participle ending


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