-zione

ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin -tio, -tionem as a learned form. The original inherited form of the suffix, -zone, -zzone or in some cases -gione, is today less common but found in words such as ragione, stagione, canzone, punzone, acquazzone, tizzone, etc.

SuffixEdit

-zione

  1. -action, -ation, -tion (Used to form nouns relating to the action of specified verbs)

Derived termsEdit

Related termsEdit

  • -sione
  • -gione
Last modified on 6 August 2013, at 15:13