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See also: olo, olo-, and o-ló

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EtymologyEdit

From Latin -olus, -ulus.

PronunciationEdit

SuffixEdit

-olo (female form -ola)

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

Usage notesEdit

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

Derived termsEdit



LatinEdit