albo - 10:15 pm on Apr 19, 2010 (gmt 0) [edited by: albo at 10:19 pm (utc) on Apr 19, 2010]
But, isn't a website a resident of the webs?
-ite is a noun forming suffix originally borrowed into Old English in the 13th century. It comes from the French -ite via Latin - ta ( t s) via the Greek -it( s). The original meaning was ‘of, belonging or related to’. It has since splintered into several related meanings. Urdang lists these as: “a person associated with a group or organization as member, supporter, or devotee”: laborite; “a native of an area, a resident of a place or accommodation”: Israelite; “a mineral or fossil”: granulite; “an explosive”: cordite; “a member or part of a body”: somite, zonite (270).
[edited by: albo at 10:19 pm (utc) on Apr 19, 2010]