LatinEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Doublet of -ītus, from Proto-Italic *-tos.

PronunciationEdit

SuffixEdit

-ittus (feminine -itta, neuter -ittum); first/second-declension suffix

  1. diminutive suffix, used to create nouns

DescendantsEdit

  • Italian: -etto, -etta
  • French: -et, -ette
  • Catalan: -et, -eta
  • Spanish: -ito, -ita
  • Portuguese: -ito, -ita

Usage notesEdit

Attested in the female form in proper nouns of the Imperial period.