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EtymologyEdit

Representing Ancient Greek λίθος (líthos, stone).

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-lite

  1. used to form names of rocks and minerals

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Further readingEdit

  • -lite in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911

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ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek λίθος (líthos, stone).

SuffixEdit

-lite

  1. -lite
  2. -lith
    Synonym: -lito

Usage notesEdit

  • In feminine nouns created with this suffix, stress always falls on the penultimate syllable, whereas in masculine nouns stress can also fall on the antepenultimate.

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ReferencesEdit

-lite in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana