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See also: avo, avó, avô, and avo-




  1. Used with a stem to form the first-person singular imperfect of regular -are verbs



-avo m ‎(plural -avos)

  1. forms fractionals
    doze ‎(twelve) + ‎-avo → ‎dozeavo ‎(one twelfth)



-avo m (masculine plural -avos, feminine -ava, feminine plural -avas)

  1. added to a cardinal number to signify one portion of a whole divided into that number of pieces. Creates both nouns and adjectives.
Ex. "Un doceavo del bizcocho" ("One twelfth of the cake")

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Usage notes[edit]

Only used for numbers greater than 10. Less common for numbers 1000 and above (use the vigésimo ordinal form which is also signifies portions). When cardinal number ends in -a do not add another (cuarentavo instead of cuarentaavo). The conversion of cien is irregular (centavo)