-olo

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See also: olo and olo-

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin -olus, -ulus.

Pronunciation[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-olo (female form -ola)

  1. (obsolete) Used to form a diminutive of a noun, indicating small size or youth.
    braccio (arm) > bracciolo (armrest, armband);
  2. (obsolete) Used to form a derivation from a noun.
    Spagna (Spain) > spagnolo (Spanish);
    campagna (countryside) > campagnolo (rural; countryman)
  3. (organic chemistry) -ol (forming the names of alcohols).
    etano (ethane) > etanolo (ethanol);

Usage notes[edit]

  • Terms formed with this suffix are invariably stressed on the penultimate.

Derived terms[edit]


Latin[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-olō

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