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-itic

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a combination of -ite1 and -ic, used to form adjectives from nouns ending in -ite: Semitic.

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Origin of -itic

<Latin -iticus<Greek -itikos, equivalent to -it(ēs) -ite1 + -ikos-ic; in some words representing French -itique<Latin <Greek, as above
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