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LatinEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Italic *-tiō, an n-stem extension of Proto-Indo-European *-tis. See also Proto-Indo-European *-h₃onh₂-.

PronunciationEdit

SuffixEdit

-tiō f ‎(genitive -tiōnis); third declension

  1. -tion, -ation, -ing; used 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 notesEdit

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

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

InflectionEdit

Third declension.

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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ReferencesEdit

  • Jean Haudry, L'indo-européen; page 55/56
  • Andrew L. Sihler (1995) New Comparative Grammar of Greek and Latin, New York, Oxford, Oxford University Press
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