-ite (1) Look up -ite at Dictionary.com
from French -ite and directly from Latin -ita, from Greek -ites (fem. -itis), forming adjectives and nouns meaning "connected with or belonging to." Especially used in classical times to form ethnic and local designations (for example in Septuagint translations of Hebrew names in -i) and for names of gems and minerals.
-ite (2) Look up -ite at Dictionary.com
salt suffix, from French -ite, alteration of -ate (see -ate (3)).