-iño

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Galician[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Galician and Old Portuguese -ĩo, from older -ino. Cognate with Asturian -ín.

Suffix[edit]

-iño (feminine -iña, plural -iños)

  1. Suffix used to form diminutives of nouns and adjectives in Galician, sometimes with semantic shift from the original noun.
    sentido (sense) + ‎-iño → ‎sentidiño (common sense)
    rico (rich; tasty) + ‎-iño → ‎riquiño (cute, adorable)

Derived terms[edit]


Spanish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • -iña (after feminine nouns)

Suffix[edit]

-iño m (plural -iños)

  1. (Galicia) A diminutive suffix for masculine nouns or adjectives.

Derived terms[edit]

Category Spanish words suffixed with -iño not found