See also: otto, Otto, òtto, Ottó, and öttö

Italian

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Etymology

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Perhaps a variant of -etto, or from Vulgar Latin *-ottum.

Pronunciation

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Suffix

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-otto m (noun-forming suffix, plural -otti, feminine -otta)
-otto (adjective-forming suffix, feminine -otta, masculine plural -otti, feminine plural -otte)

  1. Alternative form of -etto
    giovane + ‎-otto → ‎giovanotto (young man)
  2. suffix used to form pejoratives
    Synonym: -accio
    contadino (farmer) + ‎-otto → ‎contadinotto (peasant)
  3. used to form demonyms
    Rovigo + ‎-otto → ‎rovigotto (inhabitant of Rovigo)

Derived terms

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Further reading

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

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