-ato

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See also: ato, ATO, ató, åto, atɔ, 'ato, atɔ̃, and ātõ

Esperanto[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-ato

  1. See -at-

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin -ātus, from Proto-Italic *-ātos.

Suffix[edit]

-ato

  1. Used with a stem to form the past participle of regular -are verbs
  2. -ate (all senses)
  3. -hood, -ship

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Latin[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-ātō

  1. second-person singular future active imperative of
  2. third-person singular future active imperative of
  3. dative masculine singular of -ātus
  4. dative neuter singular of -ātus
  5. ablative masculine singular of -ātus
  6. ablative neuter singular of -ātus

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Latin -atūs or -ātum. Compare the inherited doublet -ado.

Suffix[edit]

-ato m (plural -atos)

  1. -ship; -ate (rank or office)
  2. -age (place)
  3. (chemistry) -ate (derivative of a salt or ester of an acid whose name ends in -ico)

Synonyms[edit]

  • (rank or office): -ado

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowing from Latin -atūs or -ātum (past participle suffix). Compare the inherited doublet -ado.

Suffix[edit]

-ato m (feminine counterpart -ata)

  1. forms an institution from a noun stem
    Example: huérfano (orphan)orfanato (orphanage)
  2. forms the corresponding action of a noun
    Example: asesino (assassin)asesinato (assassination)
  3. indicates a baby of a specific animal
    Example: ballena (whale)ballenato (baby whale)
  4. Forms adjectives of quality
    Example: nuevo (new)novato (unexperienced)
  5. Denotes the office of a noun stem
    Example: cardenal (cardinal (Catholic))cardenalato (cardinalate (office of the cardinal))

Etymology 2[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-ato m

  1. (chemistry) designates a salt or ester related to an acid

Derived terms[edit]