-izia

ItalianEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈit͡sja/, [ˈiː.t̪͡s̪jä]
  • Hyphenation: -ì‧zia

Etymology 1Edit

Borrowed from Latin -itia[1], whence also Italian -ezza.

SuffixEdit

-izia

  1. Used to form female abstract nouns derived from adjectives, that correspond to English words ending in -ship or -ness, like furbizia ‎(cleverness), from furbo ‎(sly) or pigrizia ‎(lazyness), from pigro ‎(lazy)
Derived termsEdit


ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ “-izia” in: Alberto Nocentini, Alessandro Parenti, “l'Etimologico — Vocabolario della lingua italiana”, Le Monnier, 2010, ISBN 978-88-00-20781-2

Etymology 2Edit

SuffixEdit

-izia

  1. feminine singular of -izio
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