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ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Late Latin -ittum, accusative singular of -ittus.[1]

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈet.to/, [ˈet̪ːo]

SuffixEdit

-etto (female form -etta)

  1. Used to form the diminutive of nouns (and sometimes adjectives), often with a positive emotional connotation.
    nonno (grandfather) + ‎-etto → ‎nonnetto (grandpa)
    cassa (box) + ‎-etto → ‎cassetto (drawer)

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ “-etto” in: Alberto Nocentini, Alessandro Parenti, “l'Etimologico — Vocabolario della lingua italiana”, Le Monnier, 2010, →ISBN