-ificio

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Italian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin -ificium (-making), enlarged form of -ficium, related to faciō (I make, do).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /iˈfi.t͡ʃo/, [iˈfiːt͡ʃo]
  • Stress: -ifìcio

Suffix[edit]

-ificio (plural -ifici)

  1. Suffix indicating a production site
    pane (bread) + ‎-ificio → ‎panificio (bakery)
    lana (wool) + ‎-ificio → ‎lanificio (wool mill”, “wool factory)

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Usage notes[edit]

  • Used to form masculine nouns for factories (or similar) in which a particular article is made.
  • Also used to name an action, or type of work.