-alha

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Italian -aglia, from Latin -ālia, accusative neuter plural of -ālis.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈa.ʎa/, /ˈa.ʎɐ/

Suffix[edit]

-alha f ‎(plural -alhas)

  1. Forms feminine collective pejorative nouns.
    gente(people) + ‎-alha → ‎gentalha(rabble)
    criança(child) + ‎-alha → ‎criançalha(children behaving inappropriately)
    miúça(worthless object) + ‎-alha → ‎miuçalha(bunch of worthless objects)

Usage notes[edit]

Also found in loanwords from Italian containing -aglia and words derived from Latin containing -ālia.

Derived terms[edit]