-ty

1

a suffix of numerals denoting multiples of ten: twenty; thirty.

Nearby words

  1. -tropism,
  2. -tropous,
  3. -tropy,
  4. -tude,
  5. -tuple,
  6. -type,
  7. -ule,
  8. -ulent,
  9. -ulous,
  10. -ure

Origin of -ty

1
Middle English; Old English -tig; cognate with Old Frisian -tich, German -zig, Old Norse -tigr, Gothic -tigjus

-ty

2

a suffix occurring in nouns of Latin origin, denoting quality, state, etc.: unity; enmity.

Origin of -ty

2
Middle English -te(e) < Old French -te(t) < Latin -tātem, accusative of -tās

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British Dictionary definitions for -ty

-ty

1

suffix

denoting a multiple of tensixty; seventy

Word Origin for -ty

from Old English -tig ten

suffix forming nouns

indicating state, condition, or qualitycruelty

Word Origin for -ty

from Old French -te, -tet, from Latin -tās, -tāt-; related to Greek -tēs

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Word Origin and History for -ty
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