(Old English: a suffix meaning, characteristic of, like, tending to; of or relating to, from; somewhat, approximately; or a verb ending)
A suffix used to form adjectives from nouns and from adjectives. It refers to "relation, resemblance, similarity", and sometimes has a diminutive force; such as, "selfish, boyish, brutish; whitish, somewhat white".
A verb ending, originally appearing in certain verbs of French origin; such as, "abolish, cherish, finish, furnish, garnish", and "impoverish".
2. To pass out of existence.
3. In mathematics, to become zero; used as a function or a variable.
2. To overcome, to subdue, or to suppress an unsatisfactory emotion or physical condition: Linda’s feeling of becoming ill again vanquished when she took the subscribed medicine from the doctor.
3. Etymology: from Latin vincere, "to conquer".