-uccio

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

The suffix -uccio/-uccia stems from Latin -uceum/-uceam.[1]

Suffix[edit]

-uccio

  1. Diminutive suffix used to form adjectives and nouns, often with pejorative connotations. Example: femminuccia, from femmina.

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

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