-ensis


a Latin adjectival suffix meaning “pertaining to,” “originating in,” used in modern Latin scientific coinages, especially derivatives of placenames: canadensis; carolinensis.

Nearby words

  1. -ency,
  2. -end,
  3. -ene,
  4. -enne,
  5. -enoic,
  6. -ent,
  7. -eous,
  8. -er,
  9. -erel,
  10. -ergic

Origin of -ensis

< Latin -ēnsis; cf. -ese

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