-age [ij, əj]
[OFr < LL -aticum, belonging to, related to] suffix
1. act, condition, or result of [marriage, cleavage, usage]
2. amount or number of [acreage]
3. cost of [postage]
4. place of [steerage]
5. collection of [peerage, rootage]
6. home of [hermitage]: The suffix appears in many words borrowed directly from French into Middle English [savage, voyage]

English World dictionary. . 2014.

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