-esco

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin -iscum, accusative singular of -iscus.[1] Cognates: see Proto-Germanic *-iskaz.

Suffix[edit]

-esco

  1. Forms adjectives (sometimes used as nouns) that indicate relationship, membership, quality. Example: dantesco (Dantesque), from Dante (the poet Dante Alighieri)

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Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ “-esco” in: Alberto Nocentini, Alessandro Parenti, “l'Etimologico — Vocabolario della lingua italiana”, Le Monnier, 2010, ISBN 978-88-00-20781-2

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Evolution of the Proto-Indo-European inchoative.

Alternative forms[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-ēscō

  1. I become, begin; verbal suffix appended to various words to make a new word meaning to become or begin something.
    quiesco, become still
    adolesco, become adult

Usage notes[edit]

  • Appending this suffix creates a third conjugation verb.

Inflection[edit]

Conjugation varies with verb; only first principal part show here for illustation.

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Spanish[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-esco (feminine counterpart -esca)

  1. Form of -sco.