See also: ame, âme, and AME

ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin -āmen.[1]

SuffixEdit

-ame

  1. Used to form collective nouns from simple nouns, often with derogatory connotation.
    foglia (leaf) + ‎-ame → ‎fogliame (foliage, leaves)
    bestia (beast) + ‎-ame → ‎bestiame (livestock)
    cultura (culture) + ‎-ame → ‎culturame (pop culture (derogatory))
    professore (professor) + ‎-ame → ‎professorame (academia, professorship (derogatory))

Derived termsEdit


ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ “-ame” in: Alberto Nocentini, Alessandro Parenti, “l'Etimologico — Vocabolario della lingua italiana”, Le Monnier, 2010, →ISBN

PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin -āmen.

PronunciationEdit

SuffixEdit

-ame m

  1. forms nouns indicating a group or collection of the suffixed thing

SynonymsEdit