-ina


-ina
-ina1
a suffix used in the formation of nouns of various types, esp. female proper names, musical instruments, compositions, etc.: Wilhelmina; sonatina. Cf. -in2, -ine2.
[ < L -ina, fem. of -inus]
-ina2
a suffix used in taxonomic names in biology: Euglenoidina; Nemertina.
[ < NL, neut. pl. of L -inus or Gk -inos; cf. -IN1, -INE1]

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