-ina

1

a suffix used in the formation of nouns of various types, especially female proper names, musical instruments, compositions, etc.: Wilhelmina; sonatina.Compare -in2, -ine2.

Nearby words

  1. -il,
  2. -ile,
  3. -ility,
  4. -im,
  5. -in,
  6. -inae,
  7. -ine,
  8. -ing,
  9. -ion,
  10. -ior

Origin of -ina

1
< Latin -īna, feminine of -īnus

-ina

2

a suffix used in taxonomic names in biology: Euglenoidina; Nemertina.

Origin of -ina

2
< New Latin, neuter plural of Latin -īnus or Greek -inos; cf. -in1, -ine1

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Word Origin and History for -ina

-ina

fem. suffix in titles and names, from Latin -ina.

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