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Esperanto[edit]

Etymology[edit]

The a vowel of present-tense -as plus the nt of the Latin/Romance active present participle.

Suffix[edit]

-ant-

  1. (nominal) -anto One who does the action of the root
    Example: fari (to do, to make), faranto (an agent, a doer, a maker)
(See usage note at -isto)
  1. (adjectival) -anta The active present participle
    Example: fari (to do, to make), faranta (doing, making)
  2. (adverbial) -ante The active present adverbial participle
    Example: fari (to do, to make), farante (doing, making)

Usage notes[edit]

  • See usage notes at -isto.