-eño

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See also: eno, Eno, -eno, en'o, and eno-

Spanish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin -ēnus, which forms adjectives of belonging or origin from a noun, or from -ineus.

Suffix[edit]

-eño m (feminine -eña)

  1. (as an adjective) Coming from, related to, or like.
  2. (as a noun) One from, belonging to, relating to, or like.

Usage notes[edit]

Used to form adjectives from nouns, but the adjectives in turn often come to be used as nouns.

(comes from): Brasil (Brazil) + ‎-eño → ‎brasileño (Brazilian, adjective)brasileño (Brazilian, noun)
(made from): barro (clay) + ‎-eño → ‎barreño (earthenware bowl)
(similar to): trigo (wheat) + ‎-eño → ‎trigueño (similar to wheat)
(related to): Navidad (Christmas) + ‎-eño → ‎navideño (related to Christmas)

Derived terms[edit]