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Meaning of feminine ending

fem'inine end'ing

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. an unaccented syllable at the close of a line of poetry, often one that is added to the metrical pattern as an extra syllable.
  2. a termination or final syllable marking a feminine word: In Latin -ā is a feminine ending for the ablative case in the singular.
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