Why do most Abrahamic religions especially on the Christian side have to have words that end with "ites"? ?
Have you ever thought of that?
- Petri LindroosLv 43 weeks agoBest answer
Same reason for anything, it must've been a trend back in the Bronze Age.
- MalcolmLv 63 weeks ago
That answer may be in Brown-Driver-Briggs reference on Google.
- ScarecrowLv 53 weeks ago
That is used at the end of names for tribes and clans.
- JenniferLv 63 weeks ago
Why are people in Texas Texans? Why are there Georgians? Rhode Islanders? That's just how they happened to identify the people by their geography.
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- Peter for PaulLv 43 weeks ago
Why do dog’s feet smell like corn chips?
Have you ever wondered that?
- Dave DLv 73 weeks ago
Wow. It is a part of the English language. You should learn it some day.
- five toed slothLv 73 weeks ago
Israelites, Canaanites, Amalekites, Millerites, Gobshites.... you're right, there are a lot of them.
- tentofieldLv 73 weeks ago
"-ite" is an English suffix from Greek through French and is applied to adjectives and nouns with the meaning "(one) connected with or belonging to; a member of" and it is this meaning you are talking about.
There is another suffix "-ite" which comes from the Latin suffix "-itus" and is seen in words like appetite, composite, erudite etc.
- 3 weeks ago
That is because of the age of those religions. When they were founded, that was a popular suffix.