Last modified on 4 August 2014, at 20:12

-eño

See also: eno

SpanishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin -ēnus, which forms adjectives of belonging or origin from a noun.

SuffixEdit

-eño m (feminine -eña)

  1. (as an adjective) Coming from, related to, or like.
  2. (as a noun) One from, belonging to, relating to, or like.

Usage notesEdit

Used to form adjectives from nouns, but the adjectives in turn often come to be used as nouns.

"comes from": Brasil (Brazil) → brasileño (Brazilian (adj)) → brasileño (Brazilian (noun))
"made from": barro (clay) → barreño (earthenware bowl)
"similar to": trigo (wheat) → trigueño (similar to wheat)
"related to": Navidad (Christmas) → navideño (related to Christmas)

Derived termsEdit