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From earlier -la-i, from -la +‎ -i.


-lo (front vowel harmony variant -lö)

  1. Forms various nouns.

Derived terms[edit]




  1. enclitic form of lo; appended to present active infinitive verb forms to derive accusative forms when the object is third singular masculine person
    dare (to give)darlo (to give him)
    vendere (to sell)venderlo (to sell him)
    servire (to serve)servirlo (to serve him)
  2. enclitic form of lo; appended to second singular person imperative forms
    mangia (eat!)mangialo (eat him!)

Usage notes[edit]

The final -e of the original infinitive is removed :


Where the verb ends in -rre, the final re is removed, leaving behind just an -r:

introdurre (to introduce)introdurlo (to introduce him)

In any case, after the suffixation, there is only a single r and no vowels immediately before -lo.




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



From Proto-Slavic *-dlo.


-lo (Cyrillic spelling -ло)

  1. Suffix appended to words to create a neuter noun, usually denoting senses or objects, used as a pejorative or as an abstract noun.
  2. Suffix appended to words to create a masculine or neuter noun, usually for forming diminutives, pejoratives, abstract nouns and for denoting a tool.

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