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See also: iere and -ière



Borrowed from Old French -ier, from Latin -arius. Doublet of the inherited suffix -aio.


-iere m (feminine -iera)

  1. Used to form masculine nouns (often of French origin) that represent a person who makes or sells a specified article; -er, -or.
    giardino (garden) + ‎-iere → ‎giardiniere (gardener)
    gioiello (jewel) + ‎-iere → ‎gioielliere (jeweller)
  2. Suffix of a few -ere verbs.

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