-alha

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Italian -aglia, from Latin -ālia, accusative neuter plural of -ālia.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈa.ʎa/, /ˈa.ʎɐ/

Suffix[edit]

-alha f (plural -alhas)

  1. Forms feminine collective pejorative nouns.
    gente (people) + -alhagentalha (rabble)
    criança (child) + -alhacriançalha (children behaving inappropriately)
    miúça (worthless object) + -alhamiuçalha (bunch of worthless objects)

Usage notes[edit]

Also found in loanwords from Italian containing -aglia and words derived from Latin containing -ālia.