-ico

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Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin -icus, which forms adjectives of belonging or origin.

Suffix[edit]

-ico m ‎(feminine counterpart -ica)

  1. -ic; added to nouns to form adjectives

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Italian[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-ico m ‎(feminine -ica, masculine plural -ici, feminine plural -iche)

  1. -ic

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Latin[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From suffixed to words with stems ending in -ic (including -icus), which was reinterpreted as part of the suffix.

Suffix[edit]

present active -icō, present infinitive -icāre, perfect active -icāvī, supine -icātum

  1. forms regular first-conjugation verbs, sometimes with frequentative meaning
    fodiō + -icōfodicō
    albus + -icōalbicō
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Descendants[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-icō

  1. dative masculine singular of -icus
  2. dative neuter singular of -icus
  3. ablative masculine singular of -icus
  4. ablative neuter singular of -icus

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin -icus, which forms adjectives of belonging or origin, from Proto-Indo-European *-ikos, *-iḱos.

Pronunciation[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-ico m ‎(feminine -ica, plural -icos, feminine plural -icas)

  1. -ic; -ical (of or pertaining to [the suffixed noun])
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Etymology 2[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-ico m ‎(feminine -ica, plural -icos, feminine plural -icas)

  1. irregular diminutive suffix, often forming new senses rather than semantic diminutives
    burro ‎(donkey) + ‎-ico → ‎burrico ‎(small donkey)
    verão ‎(summer) + ‎-ico → ‎veranico ‎(Indian summer)

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin -icus, which forms adjectives of belonging or origin from a noun.

Suffix[edit]

-ico m ‎(feminine counterpart -ica)

  1. -ic; added to nouns to form adjectives
  2. usually derogative diminutive suffix; added to nouns to form nouns

Usage notes[edit]

In definition 1, stress will fall on the syllable before the suffix (e.g. cuántico, with emphasis on /a/). For definition 2, stress falls on the first syllable of the suffix (e.g. marica, with emphasis on /i/).

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