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.