-egi, -igi, -âi, -âyi
Suffix used to form nouns either from adjectives of from verbs; it expresses 1) state or condition (brilliance, absorptance); 2) action (e.g. continuance).
M.E., from O.Fr., from L. -antia.
-Egi, -igi, -âi, -âyi Pers. noun suffixes denoting state, condition.
Same as → -ent.