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See also: ato, ATO, ató, åto, atɔ, 'ato, atɔ̃, and ātõ

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EsperantoEdit

SuffixEdit

-ato

  1. See -at-

ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin -ātus, from Proto-Italic *-ātos.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈa.to/, [ˈäːt̪o̞]
  • Stress: -àto
  • Hyphenation: -a‧to

SuffixEdit

-ato

  1. Used with a stem to form the past participle of regular -are verbs
  2. -ate, specifically:
    1. (in adjectives) having the specified thing
      lobo (lobe) + ‎-ato → ‎lobato (lobate, having lobes)
    2. (in adjectives) resembling the specified thing
      palmo (palm (of the hand)) + ‎-ato → ‎palmato (palmate, resembling a palm)
    3. (in nouns) a rank or office
      priore (prior, noun) + ‎-ato → ‎priorato (priorate, office of a prior)
    4. (chemistry, in nouns) a derivative of a specified element or compound; especially a salt or ester of an acid whose name ends in -ico
      nitrico (nitric) + ‎-ato → ‎nitrato (nitrate)
  3. -hood, -ship
    apprendista (apprentice) + ‎-ato → ‎apprendistato (apprenticeship)

Derived termsEdit



LatinEdit

PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from Latin -atūs or -ātum. Compare the inherited doublet -ado.

SuffixEdit

-ato m (plural -atos)

  1. -ship; -ate (rank or office)
  2. -age (place)
  3. (chemistry) -ate (derivative of a salt or ester of an acid whose name ends in -ico)

SynonymsEdit

  • (rank or office): -ado

Derived termsEdit



SpanishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Borrowing from Latin -atūs or -ātum (past participle suffix). Compare the inherited doublet -ado.

SuffixEdit

-ato m (feminine counterpart -ata)

  1. forms an institution from a noun stem
    Example: huérfano (orphan)orfanato (orphanage)
  2. forms the corresponding action of a noun
    Example: asesino (assassin)asesinato (assassination)
  3. indicates a baby of a specific animal
    Example: ballena (whale)ballenato (baby whale)
  4. Forms adjectives of quality
    Example: nuevo (new)novato (unexperienced)
  5. Denotes the office of a noun stem
    Example: cardenal (cardinal (Catholic))cardenalato (cardinalate (office of the cardinal)), Fujimori (surname of the former president of Peru, Alberto Fujimori)fujimorato (time period when Alberto Fujimori was in office)

Etymology 2Edit

SuffixEdit

-ato m

  1. (chemistry) designates a salt or ester related to an acid

Derived termsEdit