-tio

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See also: tio, tío, tió, tio-, and ti'o

Latin[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Italic *-tiō, an n-stem extension of Proto-Indo-European *-tis. See also Proto-Indo-European *-h₃onh₂-.

Pronunciation[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-tiō f ‎(genitive -tiōnis); third declension

  1. -tion, -ation, -ing; used to form a noun relating to some action or the result of an action.
    dictātiō(a dictating, dictation), from dictātum, supine of dictō(I dictate)
    quadripartītiō(a division into four parts), from quadripartītum, supine of quadripartiō(I divide in four parts)

Usage notes[edit]

The suffix is occasionally added to other parts of speech, or appears in situations where no related verb apparently exists.

gradātiō(making of a staircase or steps), from gradus(step, pace).

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative -tiō -tiōnēs
genitive -tiōnis -tiōnum
dative -tiōnī -tiōnibus
accusative -tiōnem -tiōnēs
ablative -tiōne -tiōnibus
vocative -tiō -tiōnēs

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References[edit]

  • Jean Haudry, L'indo-européen; page 55/56
  • Andrew L. Sihler (1995) New Comparative Grammar of Greek and Latin, New York, Oxford, Oxford University Press