See also: -ata

LigurianEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

SuffixEdit

-âta f (plural -âte)

  1. Used to form feminine verbal nouns expressing an instance of the action expressed by the verb.
    camalâ (to toil) + ‎-âta → ‎camalâta (an instance of toiling)
  2. Used to form nouns, derived from nouns with a negative connotation, expressing an action.
    bròccolo (broccoli”, figuratively “a stupid person) + ‎-âta → ‎brocolâta (a stupid action or thing, stupidity)

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