-ário

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin -ārium and -ārius.

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Suffix[edit]

-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)) + -árioalfandegário ‎(relating to the customs)
  2. forms nouns, from nouns, denoting a collection the suffixed noun
    adágia ‎(adage) + -árioadagiário ‎(a book listing adages)
    ficha ‎(record) + -áriofichário ‎(filing cabinet)
  3. forms nouns, from nouns, denoting a place where the suffixed noun is kept
    ave ‎(bird) + -árioaviário ‎(aviary)
    bicicleta ‎(bicycle) + -áriobicicletário ‎(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) + -áriocartorário ‎(notary public)
    biblioteca ‎(library) + -áriobibliotecário ‎(librarian)
    expedição ‎(expedition) + -árioexpedicionário ‎(one who partakes in an expedition)
  5. forms nouns, from nouns, denoting an instrument used to measure the suffixed noun
    ângulo ‎(angle) + -árioangulário ‎(instrument for measuring angles)
    Latin luna ‎(moon) + -áriolunário ‎(calendar based on moon phases)

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