Ea

[ey-ah]

-ea

  1. a suffix occurring in loanwords from Latin: cornea.

Origin of -ea

< Latin -ēa, -aea, -ea, feminine singular and neuter plural of -ēus, -aeus, -eus; see -ean

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ea.

abbreviation for
  1. each
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Word Origin and History for ea
n.

the usual Old English word for "river, running water;" still in use in Lancashire. See aqua-. "The standard word in place-names for river denoting a watercourse of greater size than a broc or a burna" [Cambridge Dictionary of English Place-Names].

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