-aiolo

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See also: aiolo

Italian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin -āriōlus.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /aˈjɔ.lo/, [äˈjɔːl̺o]
  • Rhymes: -ɔlo
  • Hyphenation: -a‧iò‧lo

Suffix[edit]

-aiolo (feminine -aiola)

  1. (sometimes derogatory) Used to form the names of those who practice a profession or perform an activity.
    pizza + ‎-aiolo → ‎pizzaiolo (pizzamaker)
    bosco (forest) + ‎-aiolo → ‎boscaiolo (forester)
    donna (woman) + ‎-aiolo → ‎donnaiolo (womanizer)
  2. Used to derive adjectives with the meaning of “pertaining to”.
    prato (meadow) + ‎-aiolo → ‎prataiolo (field-, meadow-)
  3. Used to form the names of tools.
    rame (copper) + ‎-aiolo → ‎ramaiolo (ladle)

Derived terms[edit]