-ário

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Portuguese[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin -ārium and -ārius.

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Suffix[edit]

-ário m (feminine -ária, plural -ários, feminine plural -árias)

  1. forms adjectives, from nouns, meaning “of or related to the suffixed nouns”
    alfândega (customs (government agency)) + -árioalfandegário (relating to the customs)
  2. forms nouns, from nouns, denoting a collection the suffixed noun
    adágia (adage) + -árioadagiário (a book listing adages)
    ficha (record) + -áriofichário (filing cabinet)
  3. forms nouns, from nouns, denoting a place where the suffixed noun is kept
    ave (bird) + -árioaviário (aviary)
    bicicleta (bicycle) + -áriobicicletário (parking lot for bicycles)
  4. forms nouns, from nouns, denoting someone who works in on with the suffixed noun; -er; -eer
    cartório (office of a notary public) + -áriocartorário (notary public)
    biblioteca (library) + -áriobibliotecário (librarian)
    expedição (expedition) + -árioexpedicionário (one who partakes in an expedition)
  5. forms nouns, from nouns, denoting an instrument used to measure the suffixed noun
    ângulo (angle) + -árioangulário (instrument for measuring angles)
    Latin luna (moon) + -áriolunário (calendar based on moon phases)

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