Main definitions of -et in English

: -et1-et2

-et1

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suffix

  • Forming nouns that were originally diminutives.

    ‘baronet’
    • ‘hatchet’
    • ‘tablet’

Origin

From Old French -et, -ete.

Main definitions of -et in English

: -et1-et2

-et2

(also -ete)

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suffix

  • Forming nouns such as comet, and often denoting people.

    ‘athlete’
    • ‘poet’

Origin

From Greek -ētēs.