-olo

See also: olo and olo-

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ItalianEdit

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