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

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TranslingualEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin

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.

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) -> käsitellä (to handle, process)
    muistaa (to remember) -> muistella (to think back, commemorate)
    nostaa (to lift) -> nostella (to lift repeatedly)
    ostaa (to buy) -> ostella (to shop)
    rakastaa (to love) -> rakastella (to make love)
    savuttaa (to smoke, to produce smoke) -> 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, feminine of -ello

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LatinEdit

Pronunciation 1Edit

SuffixEdit

-ella

  1. nominative feminine singular of -ellus
  2. nominative neuter plural of -ellus
  3. accusative neuter plural of -ellus
  4. vocative feminine singular of -ellus
  5. vocative neuter plural of -ellus

Pronunciation 2Edit

SuffixEdit

-ellā

  1. ablative feminine singular of -ellus

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PortugueseEdit

SuffixEdit

-ella f (plural -ellas)

  1. Obsolete spelling of -ela