See also: eria, ería, eriä, -ería, and -éria

CatalanEdit

EtymologyEdit

-er (agent noun suffix) +‎ -ia

SuffixEdit

-eria f

  1. -ery (place of art, craft or practice)

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ItalianEdit

SuffixEdit

-eria f

  1. Added to nouns to form other nouns meaning "place of" (an art, craft, or practice).
    gelato (ice cream) + ‎-eria → ‎gelateria (ice cream shop)
    stiro (ironing) + ‎-eria → ‎stireria (ironing place)
  2. -ery (behavior characteristic of)
    furbo (sly) + ‎-eria → ‎furberia (act of slyness)
    poltrona (couch) + ‎-eria → ‎poltroneria (slugishness[1])
  3. -ery (class, group, or classification of)
    argento (silver) + ‎-eria → ‎argenteria (silverware)
    cavallo (horse) + ‎-eria → ‎cavalleria (cavalry)

Derived termsEdit


Usage notesEdit

(place of): Similar to English -ery, although the Italian suffixes nouns, whereas the English suffixes verbs.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ might be better understood as "couch potatery," although this uses a nonce word.