(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.
2. A reference to a wolf or to wolves.
3. Wildly hungry or greedy in behavior or character like a wolf.
4. Any of numerous plants belonging to the genus Lupinus, of the legume family; such as Lupine albus (white lupine), of Europe, bearing edible seeds, or Lupine perennis, of the eastern U.S., having tall, dense clusters of blue, pink, or white flowers.
2. Native to, inhabiting, or formed by the sea.
3. In military science, a member of a corps trained and equipped for service on land and sea; especially, for amphibious operations.
2. Pertaining to the male sex; peculiar to or assigned to males; consisting of males.
3. Of, relating to, or characteristic of men or boys; male.
4. Etymology: "belonging to the male gender" from Old French masculin, "of the male sex"; from Latin masculinus, "male, of the masculine gender"; from masculus.
The meaning of "having the appropriate qualities of the male sex; that is, manly, virile, and powerful" was first indicated in the 1620's.
2. Occurring early in the morning.