Go to 'thermo-' entry Go to 'dino-' entry Go to 'chondro-' entry Go to 'aero-' entry Go to '-logy' entry Go to 'thaumato-' entry Go to 'nano-' entry Go to '-sophy' entry Go to 'bucco-' entry Go to '-ism' entry Go to '-lysis' entry Go to 'galacto-' entry Go to '-anthropy' entry Go to 'pneumo-' entry Go to '-ploitation' entry Go to '-lithic' entry Go to '-sepalous' entry Go to 'onco-' entry Go to '-parous' entry Go to 'dermato-' entry Go to 'multi-' entry Go to 'dodeca-' entry Go to '-zoon' entry Go to 'vermi-' entry Go to 'crystallo-' entry Go to 'biblio-' entry Go to 'eco-' entry Go to 'juxta-' entry Go to 'facio-' entry
Affixes: the building blocks of English
Affixes: the building blocks of English

-ty1

Forming nouns.

[Via Old French from Latin -tas, -tat-.]

Examples include anxiety (Latin anxietas), difficulty (Latin difficultas), honesty (Latin honestas), modesty (Latin modestus, keeping due measure), poverty (Latin paupertas, from pauper, poor); others are casualty, penalty and sobriety. Some, such as beauty, royalty, and warranty, were formed in French. However, travesty comes through French from Italian travestire, from Latin trans-, across, plus vestire, clothe. See also -ity.

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