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 History of this Word

"ite" is from "ts" spoken by people of Greece starting about 1000 B.C.

Notes

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

More words with this suffix,
luddite
magnetite
trilobite
sulfite

Words related to this meaning

grammar is modifier

"-ite" is a type of suffix

Definition

A word ending that indicates from, follows, supports or rock name. Created by people to expand meaning of words. Can be added to the end of many words.

Examples of how the word is used

-ite illustration I may not have become an Austinite overnight; but, today I am glad to say that I am one.
-ite illustration Can some one tell me where I can find PYRITE (Fools Gold) in California?