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EtymologyEdit

Perhaps a variant of -etto.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈɔt.to/, [ˈɔt̪t̪o]
  • Hyphenation: -òt‧to

SuffixEdit

-otto m (plural -otti, feminine -otta)

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

Derived termsEdit


ReferencesEdit

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