-let

a diminutive suffix attached to nouns (booklet; piglet; ringlet), and, by extraction from bracelet, a suffix denoting a band, piece of jewelry, or article of clothing worn on the part of the body specified by the noun (anklet; wristlet).
[ME -let, -lette < MF -elet, equiv. to -el ( < L -ale, neut. of -alis -AL1 (cf. BRACELET) or < L -ellus dim. suffix; cf. -ELLE, CHAPLET) + -et -ET]

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Universalium. 2010.

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