-io

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Esperanto[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin -ia in country names.

Suffix[edit]

-io

  1. a country named after the root, whether that is a people, person, city, or river
    japano (a Japanese person) → Japanio (Japan)
    Kolumbo (Columbus) → Kolumbio (Columbia)
    Romo (Rome) → Romio (the Roman Empire)
    Niĝero (the Niger River) → Niĝerio (Nigeria)
    Esperanto (the Esperanto language) → Esperantio (a notional Esperanto-speaking land)
  2. a science named after its practitioner
    astronomo (astronomer) → astronomio (astronomy)
    biologo (biologist) → biologio (biology)
    kirurgo (surgeon) → kirurgio (surgery (branch of medicine))

Synonyms[edit]


Finnish[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-io (front vowel harmony variant -iö)

  1. Forms nouns from verbs or verbal stems.
    itää to sprout -> itiö spore (of eg. mushroom, moss)
    valita to choose -> valio elite, select
  2. Forms nouns from other nouns, adjectives, numbers or their stems.
    yksi one -> yksiö a one-room apartment
    kolme three -> kolmio a triangle; a yield sign
    neljä four -> neliö a square; shorter form for a square meter

Declension[edit]

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Ido[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-io

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Italian[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-io

  1. continuation, strength
  2. state, condition

Latin[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-iō or {{{head2}}} f (genitive -iōnis); third declension

  1. Alternative form of -tio.

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From New Latin, from Latin -um, based on Latin terms for metals, such as ferrum (iron).

Suffix[edit]

-io m

  1. -ium

Derived terms[edit]


Welsh[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-io

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