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Etymology edit

Either from Proto-Italic *-tjō, an n-stem extension of Proto-Indo-European *-tis. See also Proto-Indo-European *-h₃onh₂- or from Proto-Indo-European *-tyon with Old Armenian -ութիւն (-utʿiwn) as a cognate.

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Suffix edit

-tiō f (genitive -tiōnis); third declension

  1. -tion, -ation, -ing; suffixed to a verb (usually a participle form) to form a noun relating to some action or the result of an action.
    dictātiō (a dictating, dictation), from dictātum, supine of dictō (I dictate)
    quadripartītiō (a division into four parts), from quadripartītum, supine of quadripartiō (I divide in four parts)

Usage notes edit

The suffix is occasionally added to other parts of speech, or appears in situations where no related verb apparently exists; more at -ātiō.

gradātiō (making of a staircase or steps), from gradus (step, pace).

Declension edit

Third-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative -tiō -tiōnēs
Genitive -tiōnis -tiōnum
Dative -tiōnī -tiōnibus
Accusative -tiōnem -tiōnēs
Ablative -tiōne -tiōnibus
Vocative -tiō -tiōnēs

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