-uccio

ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

The suffix -uccio/-uccia stems from Latin -uceum/-uceam.[1] Compare also Sicilian -uzzu, Romanian -uț.

SuffixEdit

-uccio

  1. Diminutive suffix used to form adjectives and nouns. Usually benign, loving, or friendly, but it can have patronizing or pejorative connotations when attached to specific words. For example: femminuccia, from femmina.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ “-uccio” in: Alberto Nocentini, Alessandro Parenti, “l'Etimologico — Vocabolario della lingua italiana”, Le Monnier, 2010, ISBN 978-88-00-20781-2