See also: ela, Ela, ELA, èla, elã, elä, eła, elā, and E-la

GalicianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Galician and Old Portuguese -ela, from Latin -ella(m), feminine of -ellus.

PronunciationEdit

SuffixEdit

-ela (plural -elas, masculine counterpart -elo)

  1. forms diminutives
    cachada (swidden) + ‎-ela → ‎cacharela (bonfire)
    rua (street) + ‎-ela → ‎ruela (alley)
    espiña (espine) + ‎-ela → ‎espiñela (metasternum)
    Synonyms: -iño, -olo
  2. forms nouns indicating an action
    bébedo (drunk) + ‎-ela → ‎bebedela (drunkenness)

Derived termsEdit


LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

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PronunciationEdit

SuffixEdit

-ēla f (genitive -ēlae); first declension

  1. Forms abstract nouns from verbs, often specifically deponent verbs.

DeclensionEdit

First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative -ēla -ēlae
Genitive -ēlae -ēlārum
Dative -ēlae -ēlīs
Accusative -ēlam -ēlās
Ablative -ēlā -ēlīs
Vocative -ēla -ēlae

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

Word formation in the Roman sermo plebeius


PhuthiEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Bantu *-ɪda.

SuffixEdit

-ela

  1. Forms applicative verbs, meaning to do something for, for the purpose of, on behalf of.

Derived termsEdit


PortugueseEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Portuguese -ela, from Latin -ella(m), feminine of -ellus.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈɛ.la/, /ˈɛ.lɐ/

SuffixEdit

-ela f (plural -elas)

  1. forms diminutives
    rua (road; street) + ‎-ela → ‎ruela (bystreet; alley)
    cana (cane) + ‎-ela → ‎canela (shin)
    via (way; path) + ‎-ela → ‎viela (bystreet; alley)
    cáravo (a type of mediaeval watercraft) + ‎-ela → ‎caravela (caravel)
    Synonyms: -inho, -zinho, -ito, -ulo, -culo
  2. forms nouns indicating a superficial or minor action
    escovada (a brushing) + ‎-ela → ‎escovadela (a superficial brushing)
    pincelada (brushstroke) + ‎-ela → ‎pinceladela (a superficial or short brushstroke)
    riscada (razor strike) + ‎-ela → ‎riscadela (a short razor strike)

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SwaziEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Bantu *-ɪda.

SuffixEdit

-ela

  1. Forms applicative verbs, meaning to do something for, for the purpose of, on behalf of.

Derived termsEdit


XhosaEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Bantu *-ɪda.

SuffixEdit

-ela

  1. Forms applicative verbs, meaning to do something for, for the purpose of, on behalf of.

Derived termsEdit


ZuluEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Bantu *-ɪda.

SuffixEdit

-ela

  1. Forms applicative verbs, meaning to do something for, for the purpose of, on behalf of.

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit