Entries linking to -ation
word-forming element used in forming nouns from Latin words ending in -atus, -atum (such as estate, primate, senate). Those that came to English via French often arrived with -at, but an -e was added after c. 1400 to indicate the long vowel. The suffix also can mark adjectives formed from Latin past participles in -atus, -ata (such as desolate, moderate, separate); again, they often were adopted in Middle English as -at, with an -e appended after c. 1400.
word-forming element attached to verbs, making nouns of state, condition, or action, from French -ion or directly from Latin -ionem (nominative -io, genitive -ionis), common suffix forming abstract nouns from verbs.
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Harper, D. (n.d.). Etymology of -ation. Online Etymology Dictionary. Retrieved $(datetime), from https://www.etymonline.com/word/-ation
Harper Douglas, “Etymology of -ation,” Online Etymology Dictionary, accessed $(datetime), https://www.etymonline.com/word/-ation.
Harper, Douglas. “Etymology of -ation.” Online Etymology Dictionary, https://www.etymonline.com/word/-ation. Accessed $(datetimeMla).
D. Harper. “Etymology of -ation.” Online Etymology Dictionary. https://www.etymonline.com/word/-ation (accessed $(datetime)).
updated on September 28, 2022