a diminutive suffix:

1. used often for little objects, as in frontlet, booklet, kinglet.
2. applied to a noun denoting a part of the body, and thus forming a term for a piece of jewellery worn there, as armlet, anklet. Compare bracelet.
{Old French -elet, from -el (sometimes from Latin -ellus, diminutive suffix, sometimes from Latin -āle, neuter; see -al1) + -et -et}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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