-aio

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See also: aio, AIO, and aîó

Italian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin -ārium, accusative singular of -ārius. Compare the borrowed doublet -ario, as well as -iere, borrowed from (Old) French. Example: Italian operaio, from Latin operārius.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈa.jo/, [ˈäːjo]
  • Stress: -àio

Suffix[edit]

-aio m (plural -ai, feminine -aia)

  1. A suffix used to form agent nouns.
  2. Used to form words, derived from nouns, meaning a place or (more rarely) an animal associated with the specified object.

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