-olo

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See also: olo, olo-, and o-ló

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin -olus, -ulus.

Pronunciation[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-olo (plural -oli, feminine -ola)

  1. (obsolete) Used to form a diminutive of a masculine noun, indicating small size or youth.
    figlio (son) + ‎-olo → ‎figliolo (sonny)
  2. (obsolete) Used to form an adjective expressing derivation from a root noun.
    Spagna (Spain) + ‎-olo → ‎spagnolo (Spanish)
    campagna (countryside) + ‎-olo → ‎campagnolo (rural; countryman)
  3. (organic chemistry) -ol (forming the names of alcohols).
    etano (ethane) + ‎-olo → ‎etanolo (ethanol)

Usage notes[edit]

  • Terms formed with this suffix are invariably stressed on the penultimate.

Derived terms[edit]



Latin[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-olō

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