-es

-es [iz, əz, z]
[ME < OE -as, pl. inflection of masc. nouns] suffix
1. forming the plural of nouns ending in the sounds (s), (z), (sh), and (ch): an apostrophe can then be added to form the possessive plural [glasses, buzzes, fishes; witches']
2. [ME < Northumbrian OE -s, 3d pers. sing., pres. tense inflection of verbs] forming the 3d person sing., pres. indic., of certain verbs [he kisses]

English World dictionary. . 2014.

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