Italian

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Etymology

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Suffix

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-ime f (noun-forming suffix, plural -imi)

  1. used to create concrete collective nouns
    beccare (to peck) + ‎-ime → ‎becchime (birdseed)
    mangiare (to eat) + ‎-ime → ‎mangime (fodder)

Anagrams

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Romanian

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Etymology

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Inherited from Latin -imen. Compare also Aromanian -imi.

Pronunciation

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Suffix

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-ime f (plural -imi)

  1. from adjectives forms nouns denoting quality or state of. -ness, -ity, -hood, -ship, -dom
    Synonyms: -tate, -eață, -ie
  2. forms collective nouns, often indicating a multitude or totality of. -ry (class or group, collection of)
    țăran (peasant) + ‎-ime → ‎țărănime (peasantry)
  3. from numerals forms nouns meaning a part of a fraction. -th
    opt (eight) + ‎-ime → ‎optime (eighth)

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