-astro

See also: Astro, astro, and astro-

ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

SuffixEdit

-astro m (f -astra)

  1. used to form pejoratives; similar to, but more widely used and more current than -aster; in this sense, it is better translated by a pejorative adjective
  2. (appended to a colour) -ish

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

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 (step brother)
    hijo (child) - hijastro (stepchild)
Last modified on 30 March 2014, at 08:36