-ilo

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Esperanto[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From a Slavic language, c.f. Proto-Slavic *-dlo.

Suffix[edit]

-ilo

  1. an instrument, a tool for performing the action of the root
    pafi ‎(to shoot) + ‎-ilo → ‎pafilo ‎(a firearm)
    segi ‎(to saw) + ‎-ilo → ‎segilo ‎(a saw)
    tondi ‎(to shear) + ‎-ilo → ‎tondilo ‎(scissors)
    tranĉi ‎(to cut, slice) + ‎-ilo → ‎tranĉilo ‎(a knife)

Derived terms[edit]



Ido[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Esperanto -ilo, from a Slavic language, c.f. Proto-Slavic *-dlo.

Suffix[edit]

-ilo

  1. A suffix used with a verbal root to denote an instrument, tool, or means of performing an action.

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-ilo (Cyrillic spelling -ило)

  1. Suffix appended to words to create a neuter noun, usually denoting senses or objects, used as a pejorative or as an abstract noun.

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Spanish[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-ilo m

  1. (organic chemistry) -yl