Latin Edit

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Etymology Edit

An extended form of -ia. (This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Pronunciation Edit

Suffix Edit

-itia f (genitive -itiae); first declension

  1. -ness, -ity; Used to form nouns describing the condition of being something.

Usage notes Edit

The suffix -itia is added to an adjective (or rarely a noun) to form an abstract first declension noun describing the condition of being something.

dūrus (hard) + ‎-itia → ‎dūritia (hardness)
laetus (happy) + ‎-itia → ‎laetitia (happiness)
trīstis (sad) + ‎-itia → ‎trīstitia (sadness)

Declension Edit

First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative -itia -itiae
Genitive -itiae -itiārum
Dative -itiae -itiīs
Accusative -itiam -itiās
Ablative -itiā -itiīs
Vocative -itia -itiae

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References Edit

  • Malkiel, Yakov. 1983. Alternatives to the classic dichotomy family tree/wave theory? The Romance evidence. In Rauch, Irmengard & Carr, Gerald F. (eds.), Language Change, 192–256. Bloomington: Indiana University Press. §4.
  • Priberam Informática S.A (accessed 2023-06-12), “eza”, in Dicionário Priberam (in pt-br)