-igiano

ItalianEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From a Vulgar Latin development of Latin -ēnsis + -iānum, equivalent to -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

  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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