-ela

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See also: ela, Ela, ELA, èla, elã, elä, and E-la

Latin[edit]

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-ēla f (genitive -ēlae); first declension

  1. Forms abstract nouns from verbs, often specifically deponent verbs.

Inflection[edit]

First declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative -ēla -ēlae
genitive -ēlae -ēlārum
dative -ēlae -ēlīs
accusative -ēlam -ēlās
ablative -ēlā -ēlīs
vocative -ēla -ēlae

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Word formation in the Roman sermo plebeius


Portuguese[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese [Term?], from Latin -ella(m), feminine of -ellus.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɛ.la/, /ˈɛ.lɐ/

Suffix[edit]

-ela f (plural -elas)

  1. forms diminutives
    rua (road; street) + ‎-ela → ‎ruela (bystreet; alley)
    cana (cane) + ‎-ela → ‎canela
    via (way; path) + ‎-ela → ‎viela (bystreet; alley)
    cáravo (a type of mediaeval watercraft) + ‎-ela → ‎caravela (caravel)
  2. forms nouns indicating a superficial or minor action
    escovada (a brushing) + ‎-ela → ‎escovadela (a superficial brushing)
    pincelada (brushstroke) + ‎-ela → ‎pinceladela (a superficial or short brushstroke)
    riscada (razor strike) + ‎-ela → ‎riscadela (a short razor strike)

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Xhosa[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Nguni *-ela, from Proto-Bantu *-ɪda.

Suffix[edit]

-ela

  1. Forms applicative verbs, meaning to do something for, for the purpose of, on behalf of.

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Zulu[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Nguni *-ela, from Proto-Bantu *-ɪda.

Suffix[edit]

-ela

  1. Forms applicative verbs, meaning to do something for, for the purpose of, on behalf of.

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