Meaning of -AL in English

-AL

I. adjective suffix

Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French & Latin; Anglo-French, from Latin -alis

: of, relating to, or characterized by

direction al

fiction al

II. noun suffix

Etymology: Middle English -aille, from Anglo-French, from Latin -alia, neuter plural of -alis

: action : process

rehears al

III. noun suffix

Etymology: French, from alcool alcohol, from Medieval Latin alcohol

: aldehyde

furfur al

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