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-anza, -enza Noun-forming suffix added to verbs indicating a condition.
From Latin -antia and -entia 'id.' respectively. From Proto-Italic *-a-nt-i- and *-e-nt-i- 'id.' From earlier *-nt-, an adjective-forming suffix. From Proto-Indo-European *-nt- 'id.'
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Romance
Asturian -ancia, Portuguese -ança, Galician -anza, Catalan -ança, French -ance, Italian -anza, Romanian -anță