-ville Definition

vil
suffix
Quality; condition.
Dullsville.
American Heritage

Used to form a name of an inhabited place, a town or city.

Wiktionary
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Town, city.
Evansville.
Webster's New World
Place or condition characterized by, fit for, or filled with.
Dullsville.
Webster's New World
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Origin of -ville

  • From place names ending in -ville (such as Jacksonville) from French town from Old French vile from Latin vīlla country house, farm weik-1 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French ville (“town, city")

    From Wiktionary

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