plural -s
: termination
the desinence of a verse
often : ending sense c (1)
any Russian inflectional form comprehends a stem and a desinence Roman Jakobson

Word History


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

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“Desinence.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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