See also: unque

ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From the older form unque, variant of unqua (never, ever), from Latin unquam, umquam (ever, at any time).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈun.kwe/, [ˈuŋkwe]
  • Hyphenation: -ùn‧que

SuffixEdit

-unque

  1. Used to derive indefinite adjectives, adverbs and pronouns
    chi (who)chiunque (whoever)
    dove (where)dovunque (everywhere”, “anywhere)

Usage notesEdit

  • Terms formed with this suffix are invariably stressed on the penultimate syllable.

Derived termsEdit