-ed
I. verb suffix or adjective suffix Etymology: Middle English, from Old English -ed, -od, -ad; akin to Old High German -t, past participle ending, Latin -tus, Greek -tos, suffix forming verbals 1. — used to form the past participle of regular weak verbs <
ended
>
<
faded
>
<
tried
>
<
patted
>
2. — used to form adjectives of identical meaning from Latin-derived adjectives ending in -ate <
crenulated
>
3. a. having ; characterized by <
cultured
>
<
two-legged
>
b. having the characteristics of <
bigoted
>
II. verb suffix Etymology: Middle English -ede, -de, from Old English -de, -ede, -ode, -ade; akin to Old High German -ta, past ending (1st singular) and probably to Old High German -t, past participle ending — used to form the past tense of regular weak verbs <
judged
>
<
denied
>
<
dropped
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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