English

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Etymology

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From Ancient Greek -ωτά (-ōtá), neuter plural of -ωτός, verbal adjective from the stem of -όω (-óō, denominal verb suffix). Related to translingual -ota.

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-ote

  1. Equipped with a certain feature, having X.

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Often equivalent to -ate, for Ancient Greek bases. It is also often used for members of genera formed with translingual -ota.

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French

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Pronunciation

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Suffix

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-ote m or f

  1. suffix indicating provenance
    Caire + ‎-ote → ‎cairote, Cairote
    Homs + ‎-ote → ‎homsiote, Homsiote
    Tokyo + ‎-ote → ‎tokyote, Tokyote

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-ote f

  1. female equivalent of -ot

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Spanish

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Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /ˈote/ [ˈo.t̪e]
  • Rhymes: -ote
  • Syllabification: -o‧te

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-ote m (noun-forming suffix, plural -otes, feminine -ota, feminine plural -otas)

  1. emphasizes size
  2. emphasizes contempt for subject
  3. forms demonyms

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