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

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-ato

  1. See -at-

ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈa.to/
  • Rhymes: -ato
  • Hyphenation: -à‧to

SuffixEdit

-ato

  1. Used with a stem to form the past participle of regular -are verbs
  2. (in nouns) a rank or office; -ate, -hood, -ship, -cy
    apprendista (apprentice) + ‎-ato → ‎apprendistato (apprenticeship)
    priore (prior, noun) + ‎-ato → ‎priorato (priorate, office of a prior)
  3. (in adjectives) having or resembling the specified thing
    lobo (lobe) + ‎-ato → ‎lobato (lobate, having lobes)
    palmo (palm (of the hand)) + ‎-ato → ‎palmato (palmate, resembling a palm)
  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; -ate
    nitrico (nitric) + ‎-ato → ‎nitrato (nitrate)

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LatinEdit

PronunciationEdit

SuffixEdit

-ātō

  1. second/third-person singular future active imperative of

SuffixEdit

-ātō

  1. dative/ablative masculine/neuter singular of -ātus

PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

SuffixEdit

-ato m (plural -atos)

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

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SpanishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

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

SuffixEdit

-ato m (plural -atos, feminine -ata, feminine plural -atas)

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

Etymology 2Edit

SuffixEdit

-ato m (plural -atos)

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

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