EsperantoEdit

PronunciationEdit

SuffixEdit

-ato

  1. See -at-

InterlinguaEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English -ate, French -ate, Italian -ato, Portuguese -ato/Portuguese -ado/Spanish -ato/Spanish -ado, all ultimately from Latin -ātus or -ātum.

PronunciationEdit

SuffixEdit

-ato

  1. forms nouns from nouns, denoting a status, jurisdiction or period of office; -ate, -dom, -cy, -ship
    duce (duke) + ‎-ato → ‎ducato (duchy, dukedom)
    episcoppo (bishop) + ‎-ato → ‎episcopato (bishopric, episcopate)
    capitano (capitain) + ‎-ato → ‎capitanato (capitaincy)
    discipulo (disciple) + ‎-ato → ‎discipulato (discipleship)

Usage notesEdit

  • This suffix is not to be confused with -ata (-ful).

Derived termsEdit

Category Interlingua words suffixed with -ato not found

ReferencesEdit


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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AnagramsEdit


LatinEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

SuffixEdit

-ātō

  1. second/third-person singular future active imperative of (first conjugation)

Etymology 2Edit

SuffixEdit

-ātō

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

MaquiritariEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Alternative formsEdit

SuffixEdit

-ato

  1. Forms nouns from adverbs, adverbial verb forms, and postpositions, typically with the sense of ‘one that (is) …’, ‘one that has the quality of …’.
Usage notesEdit

When attaching to a final vowel e, this suffix takes the form -ato, with the first vowel replacing the e; when attaching to i, it takes the form -cho; in all other circumstances it takes the form -to.

Etymology 2Edit

From -a (recent/distant past imperfective suffix) +‎ -to (plural verb suffix).

Alternative formsEdit

SuffixEdit

-ato

  1. Forms the plural of the recent past imperfective tense when the arguments of the verb are first- or second-person.
Usage notesEdit

This suffix can cause syllable reduction. The suffix takes the form -kato when the preceding syllable is reducible and has an onset of k, -yato when the preceding syllable ends in i, and -ato in other contexts.

ReferencesEdit

  • Cáceres, Natalia (2011), “-ato”, in Grammaire Fonctionnelle-Typologique du Ye’kwana, Lyon, page 138–140, 213–222

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)

Derived termsEdit


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)

Derived termsEdit

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