-ella

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See also: ella, Ella, Ellá, eļļa, and eļļā

Translingual[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin

Suffix[edit]

-ella

  1. (taxonomy) A suffix used to form taxonomic names, of genera of bacteria.

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Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin -ellus m, -ella f, -ellum n.

Suffix[edit]

-ella f

  1. Used with a noun to make a feminine noun indicating a particular kind or class of the root. Often, but not always, used to indicate a diminutive form.

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Finnic *-eldak.

Suffix[edit]

-ella ‎(front vowel harmony variant -ellä)

  1. Forms frequentative verbs. The resulting verb often describes a more or less leisurely or long-lasting activity, or an activity that is not overly goal-oriented.
    käsittää ‎(to grasp, understand) -> käsitellä ‎(to handle, process)
    muistaa ‎(to remember) -> muistella ‎(to think back, commemorate)
    nostaa ‎(to lift) -> nostella ‎(to lift repeatedly)
    ostaa ‎(to buy) -> ostella ‎(to shop)
    rakastaa ‎(to love) -> rakastella ‎(to make love)
    savuttaa ‎(to smoke, to produce smoke) -> savutella ‎(to smoke, to consume tobacco)

Usage notes[edit]

Some frequentative verbs are formed with the suffix -ia. See list of Finnish frequentative verbs for examples.

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Latin[edit]

Pronunciation 1[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-ella

  1. nominative feminine singular of -ellus
  2. nominative neuter plural of -ellus
  3. accusative neuter plural of -ellus
  4. vocative feminine singular of -ellus
  5. vocative neuter plural of -ellus

Pronunciation 2[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-ellā

  1. ablative feminine singular of -ellus

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Portuguese[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-ella f ‎(plural -ellas)

  1. Obsolete spelling of -ela