(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. Concerning something native to, inhabiting, or formed by the sea: Some marine animals could be seen at the zoo in Tim's city.
3. Pertaining to naval matters or to shipping: The captain of the cargo ship had to recheck the marine insurance plan before starting the long voyage.
There were several marine accidents that were reported to have taken place in the harbor that year.
4. A reference to organisms in the sea or ocean: Jack found many marine or aquatic plants for his collection which he needed for his biology class.
5. Concerning artistry illustrating ocean scenes: Many marine artists came every year to the picturesque harbor in Nova Scotia to paint the seaside.
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.