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EtymologyEdit

Apheresis from earlier esto, from Latin istum, accusative masculine singular of iste (that, pronoun), of Proto-Indo-European origin. Compare questo, codesto and stesso.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈsto/, [ˈs̪t̪o]
  • Hyphenation: 'stó

AdjectiveEdit

'sto (feminine singular 'sta, masculine plural 'sti, feminine plural 'ste)

  1. (informal, dialectal) Contraction of questo: this

Usage notesEdit

  • 'st' is also used in the singular, before a vowel

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