See also: avo, AVO, avó, avô, and avo-

Italian Edit

Pronunciation Edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈa.vo/
  • Rhymes: -avo
  • Hyphenation: -à‧vo

Suffix Edit

-avo (non-lemma form of verb-forming suffix)

  1. used with a stem to form the first-person singular imperfect of regular -are verbs

Anagrams Edit

Karelian Edit

Etymology Edit

From earlier *-ado, from Proto-Finnic *-o (whence also Finnish -o) plus the inflectional stem of verbs ending in *-at'ak. Cognates include Finnish -uu.

Suffix Edit

-avo (front vowel harmony variant -ävö)

  1. Forms abstract nouns from verbs in -ata.

Portuguese Edit

Suffix Edit

-avo m (plural -avos)

  1. forms fractionals
    doze (twelve) + ‎-avo → ‎dozeavo (one twelfth)

Derived terms Edit

Spanish Edit

Suffix Edit

-avo (adjective-forming suffix, feminine -ava, masculine plural -avos, feminine plural -avas)
-avo m (noun-forming suffix, plural -avos)

  1. added to a cardinal number to signify one portion of a whole divided into that number of pieces; forms both nouns and adjectives
    doce (twelve) + ‎-avo → ‎doceavo (one twelfth (e.g. of a cake))

Usage notes Edit

  • Only used for numbers greater than 10. Less common for numbers 1000 and above (use the vigésimo ordinal form which is also signifies portions). If the cardinal number ends in -a, do not add another one (cuarentavo instead of !cuarentaavo). The conversion of cien is irregular (centavo).

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