LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

Probably a form of -tus (adjective-forming suffix) used as a neuter substantive representing location. This may have originated from a reanalysis of ante-classical olētum (olive yard) from ole(a) (olive tree) + -tum to ol(ea) + -ē̆tum. Compare to other neuters representing location: -ārius ~ -ārium, -īlis ~ -īle.

PronunciationEdit

SuffixEdit

-ētum n (genitive -ētī); second declension

(applied to noun stems)
  1. place of
  2. (of vegetation) A plantation or grove

DeclensionEdit

Second-declension noun (neuter).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative -ētum -ēta
Genitive -ētī -ētōrum
Dative -ētō -ētīs
Accusative -ētum -ēta
Ablative -ētō -ētīs
Vocative -ētum -ēta

Derived termsEdit


DescendantsEdit

  • Catalan: -et, -eda
  • French: -aie
  • Galician: -edo, -ido (place-names)
  • Italian: -eto
  • Mozarabic: -it
  • Portuguese: -edo
  • Romanian: -et
  • Spanish: -edo, -eda