CatalanEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Medieval Latin -izāre, from Ancient Greek -ίζειν (-ízein). Compare French -iser, Italian -izzare, Spanish and Portuguese -izar. Compare also the inherited suffix from Vulgar Latin in Catalan, -ejar.

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SuffixEdit

-itzar (first-person singular present -itzo, past participle -itzat)

  1. Added to the stem of a noun or adjective to form a verb meaning “to give something the character of” the root noun or adjective: -ize
    urbà (urban) + ‎-itzar → ‎urbanitzar (urbanize)

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