Origin of -ent
British Dictionary definitions for -ent
suffix forming adjectives, suffix forming nouns
Word Origin for -ent
Word Origin and History for -ent
word-forming element making adjectives from nouns or verbs, from French -ent and directly from Latin -entem, present participle ending of verbs in -ere/-ire. Old French changed many to -ant but after c.1500 some of these in English were changed back to what was supposed to be correct Latin.