Portuguese edit

Etymology edit

From Old Galician-Portuguese -ãa, from Latin -āna.

Pronunciation edit

Suffix edit


  1. forms the feminine of nouns and adjectives ending in -ão
    alemão (German man)alemã (German woman)
    anão (male dwarf)anã (female dwarf)
    escrivão (male keeper)escrivã (female keeper)

Silesian edit

Etymology edit

Inherited from Old Polish .

Suffix edit

 n (noun-forming suffix)

  1. forms nouns for young animals and other diminutives

Derived terms edit