-tudo

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From tu-stem verbs + -dō.

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Suffix[edit]

-tūdō f (genitive -tūdinis); third declension

  1. -itude, -ness; used to form abstract nouns indicating a state or condition.

Usage notes[edit]

The suffix -tūdō is added to an adjective to form an abstract third declension feminine noun indicating a state or condition.

Examples:
magnitūdō (greatness), from magnus (great)
mollitūdō (softness), from mollis (soft)

The related suffix -dō also forms abstract nouns of state, but is added to verb or participle stems. The resulting nouns often end in -tūdō as a result of the verb stem interaction with -dō.

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative -tūdō -tūdinēs
genitive -tūdinis -tūdinum
dative -tūdinī -tūdinibus
accusative -tūdinem -tūdinēs
ablative -tūdine -tūdinibus
vocative -tūdō -tūdinēs

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