-al
I. adjective suffix Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French & Latin; Anglo-French, from Latin -alis of, relating to, or characterized by <
directional
>
<
fictional
>
II. noun suffix Etymology: Middle English -aille, from Anglo-French, from Latin -alia, neuter plural of -alis action ; process <
rehearsal
>
III. noun suffix Etymology: French, from alcool alcohol, from Medieval Latin alcohol aldehyde <
furfural
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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