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Esperanto[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French -ade, as in promenade; adopted by other languages, as seen in English blockade.

Suffix[edit]

-ad-

  1. (verbal suffix) -adi notable duration of an action
    danci (to dance) + ‎-ad- → ‎dancadi (to keep on dancing; to dance on)
  2. (nominal suffix with verbal root) -ado noun of an action
    danci (to dance) + ‎-ado → ‎dancado (dancing)
  3. (nominal suffix with nominal root) -ado simple action of the verb without connotation of duration
    krono (a crown) + ‎-ad- → ‎kronado (a coronation)

Derived terms[edit]