-ato

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Esperanto[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-ato

  1. See -at-

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin -ātus.

Suffix[edit]

-ato

  1. Used with a stem to form the past participle of regular -are verbs
  2. -ate (all senses)
  3. -hood, -ship

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Latin[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-ato

  1. dative masculine singular of -ātus
  2. dative neuter singular of -ātus
  3. ablative masculine singular of -ātus
  4. ablative neuter singular of -ātus

Spanish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin -atūs or -ātum.

Suffix[edit]

-ato m (feminine counterpart -ata)

  1. forms an institution from a noun stem
    Example: huérfano (orphan) → orfanato (orphanage)
  2. forms the corresponding action of a noun
    Example: asesino (assassin) → asesinato (assassination)
  3. indicates a baby of a specific animal
    Example: ballena (whale) → ballenato (baby whale)
  4. Forms adjectives of quality
    Example: nuevo (new) → novato (unexperienced)
  5. Denotes the office of a noun stem
    Example: cardenal (cardinal (Catholic)) → cardenalato (cardinalate (office of the cardinal))

Etymology 2[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-ato m

  1. (chemistry) designates a salt or ester related to an acid

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