Last modified on 22 April 2015, at 15:03


See also: avo, avó, avô, and avo-




  1. Used with a stem to form the first-person singular imperfect of regular -are verbs



-avo m (plural -avos)

  1. forms fractionals
    doze (twelve) + -avodozeavo (one twelfth)



-avo m (masculine plural -avos, feminine -ava, feminine plural -avas)

  1. added to a cardinal number to signify one portion of a whole divided into that number of pieces. Creates both nouns and adjectives.
Ex. "Un doceavo del bizcocho" ("One twelfth of the cake")

Derived termsEdit

Usage notesEdit

Only used for numbers greater than 10. Less common for numbers 1000 and above (use the vigésimo ordinal form which is also signifies portions). When cardinal number ends in -a do not add another (cuarentavo instead of cuarentaavo). The conversion of cien is irregular (centavo)