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Origin of -ile
WORDS THAT USE ILE-
What does ile- mean?
Ile- ultimately comes from the Latin īlia, meaning “side of the body between hips and groin, guts.”
Ile- is a variant of ileo-, which loses its -o– when combined with words or word elements beginning with vowels.
Want to know more? Read our Words That Use ileo- article.
Examples of ile-
A medical term that features the combining form ile- is ileectomy, the “surgical removal of the ileum.”
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Also note that the combining form ile-, meaning “ileum,” is not to be confused with the common suffix -ile. The suffix -ile—as in agile, fragile, volatile, and many other words—is different from the combining form ile-. It is used in adjectives expressing capability, susceptibility, liability, aptitude, and other such qualities.
The combining form ile- is also not to be confused with ile., an abbreviation for the amino acid isoleucine.
How to use Ile in a sentence
Toutes lesquelles ceremonies acheves, on le porta en sepulture en vne ile l'cart loin de la terre ferme.
All he thinks on is gettin' the ile—'s if it was our fault he ain't had good luck with the whales.
Collonell, good fortuneTo meet you thus: you looke sad, but Ile tell you Something that shall remoue it.
Mr. Slocum, did you ever hear o' me pointin' s'uth for home with only a measly four hundred barrel of ile in the hold?
Ile dye first.Farewell, continue merry, and high HeauenKeepe your wife chaste.