-irono

ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin -īverunt (via -īru). In the thirteenth century, the Italian form was -iro, which later was extended to -irono under influence of verb endings like -ano and -ono.[1] Example: Italian finirono, from Latin finiverunt.

SuffixEdit

-irono

  1. Used with a stem to form the third-person plural past historic of regular -ire verbs

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 2002, Giuseppe Patota, Lineamenti di grammatica storica dell'italiano (in Italian), Bologna: il Mulino, ISBN 88-15-08638-2, page p. 146:
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