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See also: olo, olo-, and o-ló

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EtymologyEdit

From Latin -olus, -ulus.

PronunciationEdit

SuffixEdit

-olo (plural -oli, feminine -ola)

  1. (obsolete) Used to form a diminutive of a masculine noun, indicating small size or youth.
    figlio (son) + ‎-olo → ‎figliolo (sonny)
  2. (obsolete) Used to form an adjective expressing derivation from a root noun.
    Spagna (Spain) + ‎-olo → ‎spagnolo (Spanish)
    campagna (countryside) + ‎-olo → ‎campagnolo (rural; countryman)
  3. (organic chemistry) -ol (forming the names of alcohols).
    etano (ethane) + ‎-olo → ‎etanolo (ethanol)

Usage notesEdit

  • Terms formed with this suffix are invariably stressed on the penultimate.

Derived termsEdit



LatinEdit