-izia

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Italian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈit.tsja/, [ˈit̪͡s̪ːjä]
  • Hyphenation: -ì‧zia

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowing from Latin -itia[1], whence also Italian -ezza.

Suffix[edit]

-izia

  1. Used to form female abstract nouns derived from adjectives, that correspond to English words ending in -ship or -ness, like furbizia(cleverness), from furbo(sly) or pigrizia(lazyness), from pigro(lazy)
Derived terms[edit]


References[edit]

  1. ^ “-izia” in: Alberto Nocentini, Alessandro Parenti, “l'Etimologico — Vocabolario della lingua italiana”, Le Monnier, 2010, ISBN 978-88-00-20781-2

Etymology 2[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-izia

  1. feminine singular of -izio