noun des·i·nence \ˈdezənən(t)s, -esə-\

Definition of desinence



  1. :  termination the desinence of a verse; often :  ending c (1) any Russian inflectional form comprehends a stem and a desinence — Roman Jakobson

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Origin and Etymology of desinence

Middle French, from Medieval Latin desinentia, from Latin desinent-, desinens + -ia

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to criticize severely

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