Open main menu

Wiktionary β

See also: Astro, astro, and astro-

Contents

ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin -astrum,[1] accusative singualar of -aster. Cognate to French -âtre and Spanish -astro.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈastro/, [ˈäs̪.t̪r̺o̞]
  • Hyphenation: -a‧stro

SuffixEdit

-astro m (feminine -astra, masculine plural -astri, feminine plural -astre)

  1. (forms nouns and adjectives) Used to express incomplete resemblance, generally with a pejorative connotation:
    1. Used to form pejoratives; -aster, -ster
      giovine (young)giovinastro (youngster)
      poeta (poet)poetastro (poetaster)
    2. (appended to a colour) -ish
      bianco (white)biancastro (whitish)
    3. (appended to fratello, sorella, figlio or figlia) step-
      fratello (brother)fratellastro (stepbrother)
      sorella (sister)sorellastra (stepsister)

Derived termsEdit


ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ “-astro” in: Alberto Nocentini, Alessandro Parenti, “l'Etimologico — Vocabolario della lingua italiana”, Le Monnier, 2010, ISBN 978-88-00-20781-2

LatinEdit

PortugueseEdit

SuffixEdit

-astro m (feminine -astra, plural -astra, feminine plural -astras)

  1. -aster (forms pejoratives)

SpanishEdit

SuffixEdit

-astro m (f -astra)

  1. Used to form nouns with a pejorative or lower meaning.
    político (politician) - politicastro (corrupt politician)
    hermano (brother) - hermanastro (stepbrother)
    hijo (child) - hijastro (stepchild)