-ical

a compound suffix forming adjectives from nouns (rhetorical), providing synonyms to words ending in -ic (poetical), and providing an adjective with additional meanings to those in the -ic form (economical).

{-ic + -al1; in some cases representing Late Latin -icālis, from adjective endings -ic(us) -ic + -ālis -al1}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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