-igiano

ItalianEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From a Vulgar Latin development of Latin -ēnsis + -iānum. Compare Italian -ese, -iano, both relation-forming suffixes. Compare Sicilian -icianu and Sicilian -isanu.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /iˈd͡ʒa.no/
  • Rhymes: -ano
  • Hyphenation: -i‧già‧no

SuffixEdit

-igiano (adjective-forming suffix, feminine -igiana, masculine plural -igiani, feminine plural -igiane)
-igiano m (noun-forming suffix, plural -igiani, feminine -igiana)

  1. forms nouns and adjectives indicating geographical origin
    Marche + ‎-igiano → ‎marchigiano (resident of Marche)
    Parma + ‎-igiano → ‎parmigiano (resident of Parma)
  2. forms nouns and adjectives indicating social position or occupation
    parte (part) + ‎-igiano → ‎partigiano (partisan)
    arte (art) + ‎-igiano → ‎artigiano (artisan)

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