suffix (forming nouns) denoting a person or thing performing the action of a verb, or denoting another agent: escalator.
from L., sometimes via Anglo-Norman Fr. -eour or OFr. -eor (see also -ator).
suffix forming nouns denoting a state or condition: terror.
from L., sometimes via OFr. -or, -ur.
suffix forming adjectives expressing a comparative sense: junior.
via Anglo-Norman Fr. from L.
suffix US form of -our1.

English new terms dictionary. 2014.

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