Ligurian edit

Pronunciation edit

Etymology 1 edit

From Latin -āre, present active infinitive of (1st conjugation verbal suffix).

Suffix edit

  1. Used, with a stem, to form the infinitive of most regular verbs.
Derived terms edit

Etymology 2 edit

From Latin -āta, feminine singular of -ātus (1st conjugation past participle suffix).

Suffix edit

 f (plural )

  1. Used to form feminine verbal nouns expressing an instance of the action expressed by the verb.
    aruxentâ (to rinse) + ‎ → ‎aruxentâ (rinsing, noun)
  2. Used to form words, derived from nouns, meaning a period of time.
    giórno (daytime) + ‎ → ‎giornâ (day, the space of a day)
  3. Used to form words, derived from nouns, corresponding to -ful (as much as something will hold)
    forçìnn-a (fork) + ‎ → ‎forçinâ (forkful)
  4. Used to form words, derived from nouns, meaning a blow with the named object.
    cotéllo (knife) + ‎ → ‎cotelâ (stab, noun)
  5. Used to form collective nouns.
    fórno (oven) + ‎ → ‎fornâ (batch (of baked goods))
Usage notes edit
  • Meanings can sometimes overlap, such as in forçinâ (forkful”, but also “a stab with a fork).
Derived terms edit
Related terms edit

Etymology 3 edit

Suffix edit

 m (plural )

  1. Used to form a masculine agent noun indicating a person who makes or sells a specified article
    carêga (chair) + ‎ → ‎caregâ (chairmaker)
Derived terms edit

Macanese edit

Alternative forms edit

Etymology edit

From Portuguese -ar, the first-conjugation verb-forming suffix.

Pronunciation edit

Suffix edit

  1. verb-forming suffix
    English tiffin + ‎ → ‎tifinâ (to have lunch)

Usage notes edit

  • Largely not productive outside of verbs formed from non-Portuguese stems such as vangueâ.
  • , and are largely not used to form new verbs in Macanese, except in cases with agreeing vowels.

Derived terms edit

Related terms edit

  • (other verb-forming suffixes from Portuguese): ,
  • (other word-final verb-forming suffixes):