meaning of -ancy

-ancy meaning in Etymology Dictionary

word-forming element denoting high quality or state, from Latin -antia, forming abstract nouns on past participle adjectives in -antem, showing up in English mainly in words borrowed straight from Latin (those passing through French normally have -ance or -ence; see -ance).


-ancy meaning in General Dictionary

A suffix revealing much more highly than -ance the idea of high quality or condition; as, constancy, buoyancy, infancy.


-ancy meaning in General Dictionary

A suffix expressing much more highly than -ance the concept of quality or state; as, constancy, buoyancy, infancy.