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Inherited from Latin -itia(m), whence also Italian -izia, a borrowed doublet.
-ezza f (plural -ezze)
- added to adjectives to form abstract nouns; -ity; -ness
- alto (“high, tall”) + -ezza → altezza (“height”)
- stanco (“tired”) + -ezza → stanchezza (“tiredness”)
- → Esperanto: -eco