-ário

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See also: ario, Ario, Ário, and -ario

Portuguese[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Latin -ārium and -ārius. Compare the inherited doublet -eiro.

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-ário m (feminine -ária, plural -ários, feminine plural -árias)

  1. forms adjectives, from nouns, meaning “of or related to the suffixed nouns”
    alfândega(customs (government agency)) + ‎-ário → ‎alfandegário(relating to the customs)
  2. forms nouns, from nouns, denoting a collection the suffixed noun
    adágia(adage) + ‎-ário → ‎adagiário(a book listing adages)
    ficha(record) + ‎-ário → ‎fichário(filing cabinet)
  3. forms nouns, from nouns, denoting a place where the suffixed noun is kept
    ave(bird) + ‎-ário → ‎aviário(aviary)
    bicicleta(bicycle) + ‎-ário → ‎bicicletário(parking lot for bicycles)
  4. forms nouns, from nouns, denoting someone who works in on with the suffixed noun; -er; -eer
    cartório(office of a notary public) + ‎-ário → ‎cartorário(notary public)
    biblioteca(library) + ‎-ário → ‎bibliotecário(librarian)
    expedição(expedition) + ‎-ário → ‎expedicionário(one who partakes in an expedition)
  5. forms nouns, from nouns, denoting an instrument used to measure the suffixed noun
    ângulo(angle) + ‎-ário → ‎angulário(instrument for measuring angles)
    Latin luna(moon) + -áriolunário(calendar based on moon phases)

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