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 History of this Word

"ory" is from "orius" spoken by ancient people in central Italy around 700 B.C.


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

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grammar is modifier

"-ory" is a type of suffix


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

Examples of how the word is used

-ory illustration This small town is the unlikely home of the world's single greatest repository of these materials.
-ory illustration The results of preclinical studies show that it is suited for treatment for inflammatory skin diseases.