See also: ella, Ella, Ellá, eļļa, -ellä, eļļā, and élla

TranslingualEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin -ella

SuffixEdit

-ella

  1. (taxonomy) A suffix used to form taxonomic names, of genera of bacteria.

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CatalanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin -ella(m).

SuffixEdit

-ella f (plural -elles)

  1. Used with a noun to make a feminine noun indicating a particular kind or class of the root. Often, but not always, used to indicate a diminutive form.

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FinnishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Finnic *-eldak, from Proto-Uralic *-le-.

SuffixEdit

-ella (front vowel harmony variant -ellä)

  1. Forms frequentative verbs. The resulting verb often describes a more or less leisurely or long-lasting activity, or an activity that is not overly goal-oriented.
    käsittää (to grasp, understand) + ‎-ella → ‎käsitellä (to handle, process)
    muistaa (to remember) + ‎-ella → ‎muistella (to think back, commemorate)
    nostaa (to lift) + ‎-ella → ‎nostella (to lift repeatedly)
    ostaa (to buy) + ‎-ella → ‎ostella (to shop)
    rakastaa (to love) + ‎-ella → ‎rakastella (to make love)
    savuttaa (to smoke, to produce smoke) + ‎-ella → ‎savutella (to smoke, to consume tobacco)

Usage notesEdit

Originally in complementary distribution with -illa, but recent coinages may use either (compare nakatanakella, but hakatahakkailla).

Some frequentative verbs are formed with the suffix -ia. See list of Finnish frequentative verbs for examples.

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ItalianEdit

SuffixEdit

-ella f (plural -elle)

  1. Used with female nouns to form diminutives, female equivalent of -ello
    busta (envelope) + ‎-ella → ‎bustarella (small envelope, bribe)

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LatinEdit

PronunciationEdit

Suffix 1Edit

-ella

  1. inflection of -ellus:
    1. nominative/vocative feminine singular
    2. nominative/accusative/vocative neuter plural

DescendantsEdit

  • Asturian: -iella
  • Aromanian: -eauã
  • Catalan: -ella
  • French: -elle
  • Italian: -ella
  • Occitan: -ela
  • Portuguese: -ela
  • Romanian: -ea
  • Spanish: -illa

Suffix 2Edit

-ellā

  1. ablative feminine singular of -ellus

PortugueseEdit

SuffixEdit

-ella f (plural -ellas)

  1. Obsolete spelling of -ela