-ção

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the accusative case of Latin -tiō (-tion), -tiōnem, from a Proto-Indo-European suffix -tyen-, which consists of Proto-Indo-European *-ti- and Proto-Indo-European *-yen-. The suffix is a semi-learned form partially borrowed from Latin in some cases to make new words, but also corresponds with the old inherited form that it was based on (as evidenced by words such as coração, canção), which could also be -zão in some cases (e.g. razão, sazão).

Pronunciation[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-ção f (plural -ções)

  1. -tion