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 History of this Word

"et" is from "et" (small) spoken by ancient people in central Italy around 700 B.C.

Notes

In this sense, it is a word added to another word to form a new word.

More words with this suffix,
diskette
kitchenette
clarinet
bassinet.

Words related to this meaning

grammar is modifier

"-et" is a type of suffix

Definition

A word ending that indicates small. Created by people to expand meaning of words. Can be added to the end of many words.

Examples of how the word is used

-et illustration These adult Falconets feed mostly on insects.
-et illustration This marionette performance was the best school program I have seen in my 21 years of teaching.