"figurine" means "little figure".
figurine (n.) [Look up figurine at Dictionary.com] 1854, from French figurine (16c.), from Italian figurina, diminutive of figura, from Latin figura (see figure (n.)).
So what is the postfix that makes "figurine" diminutive of "figure"? Are there other examples with the same 'diminutive' postfix as "figurine"?