a suffix forming the past tense, as in I crossed the river.

Compare -t. {Middle English, Old English -de, -ede, -ode, -ade}
a suffix forming:

1. past participles, as in I had crossed the river. Compare -t.
2. participial adjectives, indicating a condition or quality resulting from the action of the verb, as in crossed wires.
{Middle English, Old English -ed, -od, -ad}
a suffix serving to form adjectives from nouns, as in bearded, moneyed, tender-hearted.

{Middle English, Old English -ede}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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