Middle English, from Anglo-French & Latin; Anglo-French, from Latin -alis
Noun suffix (1)
Middle English -aille, from Anglo-French, from Latin -alia, neuter plural of -alis
Noun suffix (2)
French, from alcool alcohol, from Medieval Latin alcohol
“Al.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Al. Accessed 28 Sep. 2023.
Middle English -al "relating to," from early French -al (same meaning), from Latin -alis "relating to"
Middle English -aille "action, process," from early French -aille (same meaning), derived from Latin -alis "relating to"
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