-izia

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin -itia[1], whence also Italian -ezza.

Suffix[edit]

-izia

  1. Used to form female abstract nouns derived from adjectives, that correspond to English words ending in -ship or -ness, like furbizia (cleverness), from furbo (sly) or pigrizia (lazyness), from pigro (lazy)

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References[edit]

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