(Greek > Latin: a suffix that is used to form hundreds of words that mean: similar to, resembling, like, characterized by, or of the nature of)

This element is also utilized to form abstract nouns; feminine common nouns; and it is used in chemistry to form names of alkaloids and bases or names of elements.

didine: dodo
Belonging to the family Dididae of birds, akin to the dodo. A reference to the dodo.
dipsadine: snakes
Of or belonging to the family of non-venomous snakes, Dipsadinae.
divine: God, god, goddess
1. Being God or a god or goddess.
2. Connected with, coming from, or caused by God or a god or goddess.
3. Connected with the worship or service of God or a god or goddess.
4. To learn or discover something by intuition, inspiration, or other apparently supernatural means.
5. A member of the clergy, especially one who is knowledgeable about theology.
6. God, or whatever else is believed to be the underlying creative and sustaining force in the universe.
ebumine: ivory
Ivory-like, ivory-colored.
elaphine: stag
Belonging to or resembling the stag.
elephantine: elephant
1. Elephant-like, resembling an elephant in action or manner; clumsy, unwieldy.
2. Resembling an elephant in size or strength; (of a task) requiring the strength of an elephant.
Resembling the genus Elops of fishes.
Like an emerald in color; emerald-green.
equine: horse, horses; ass, asses; zebra, zebras
1. Of, pertaining to, or resembling a horse.
2. Of or belonging to the family Equidae, which includes the horses, asses, and zebras.
An animated horse is trotting.
ermine: weasel family
An animal of the weasel tribe (Mustela Erminea), an inhabitant of northern countries, called in England a "stoat", whose fur is reddish brown in summer, but in winter (in northern regions) wholly white, except the tip of the tail, which is always black.
estuarine (adjective), more estuarine, most estuaring
Of, relating to, or found in an area where a freshwater river meets the ocean and tidal influences result in fluctuations in the salinity of the intermixed waters.
falconine: falcons, hawks
1. Pertaining to falcons.
2. Like a falcon or hawk, belonging to the Falconidae.
feminine: female
1. Of persons or animals: belonging to the female sex; female.
2. Characteristic of, peculiar, or proper to women; womanlike, womanly.
3. In the same sense, of objects to which sex is attributed, or which have feminine names; especially, one of the heavenly bodies.
4. Of or pertaining to a woman, or to women; consisting of women; carried on by women.
5. Characteristic of, peculiar or proper to women; womanlike, womanly.
6. In grammar, a word indicating the feminine, or female, gender.
7. To make feminine; to weaken; effeminate (considered to be obsolete).
8. Feminism is from about 1851, but meant at first "state of being feminine".
feminineness: woman
The state or quality of being feminine; womanliness.
fibrine: fibers
Having the appearance of fibers; fiber-like.