-s

-s

Etymology

Old English es, Anglo-Saxon as.
  • The suffix used to form the plural of most words; as in roads, elfs, sides, accounts.

    Etymology

    Old English -s, for older -th, Anglo-Saxon .
  • The suffix used to form the third person singular indicative of English verbs; as in falls, tells, sends.
  • An adverbial suffix; as in towards, needs, always, — originally the genitive, possesive, ending. See -'s.