-elo

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Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Galician and Old Portuguese -elo, from Latin -ellus, an extension of -lus. Compare Spanish -illo.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈɛlʊ], (western) [ˈelʊ]

Suffix[edit]

-elo (plural -elos, feminine counterpart -ela)

  1. (archaic) usually added to masculine nouns to denote a diminutive form
    (knot) + ‎-elo → ‎noelo (knuckle)
    fato (cover, container > group) + ‎-elo → ‎fatelo (garment)
    Synonym: -iño

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