-ful etymology


English word -ful comes from Middle English -ful

Etymology of -ful

Detailed word origin of -ful

Dictionary entry Language Definition
-ful Middle English (enm)
-ful English (en) Used to form adjectives from nouns. Full of, tending to, or thoroughly possessing the quality expressed by the noun.. Used to form nouns from nouns meaning “as much as can be held by what is denoted by the noun”. Used to form nouns indicating a great deal of the quantity expressed by the noun.

Words with the same origin as -ful

Descendants of -ful

awful beautiful helpful useful wonderful