-fic repr. L. -ficus making, doing, causing to be (what is denoted by the first element of the comp.), f. weak var. of the stem of facere DO1, forming adjs. (i) from sbs., as pācificus PACIFIC; (ii) from adjs., as beātificus BEATIFIC; (iii) from vbs., as terrificus TERRIFIC; (iv) from advs., only in beneficus BENEFICENT, maleficus MALEFIC.
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