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-olo

See also: olo and olo-

ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin -olus, -ulus.

PronunciationEdit

SuffixEdit

-olo (female form -ola)

  1. (obsolete) Used to form a diminutive of a noun, indicating small size or youth.
    braccio (arm) > bracciolo (armrest, armband);
  2. (obsolete) Used to form a derivation from a noun.
    Spagna (Spain) > spagnolo (Spanish);
    campagna (countryside) > campagnolo (rural; countryman)
  3. (organic chemistry) -ol (forming the names of alcohols).
    etano (ethane) > etanolo (ethanol);

Usage notesEdit

  • Terms formed with this suffix are invariably stressed on the penultimate.

Derived termsEdit


LatinEdit

SuffixEdit

-olō

  1. dative masculine singular of -olus
  2. dative neuter singular of -olus
  3. ablative masculine singular of -olus
  4. ablative neuter singular of -olus