-tura

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin -tūra.

Suffix[edit]

-tura

  1. -ing, -tion (Used to form nouns relating to the action of specified verbs)

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Latin[edit]

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Suffix[edit]

-tūra f (genitive -tūrae); first declension

  1. -ure, -ing; used to form a noun relating to some action.

Usage notes[edit]

The suffix -tūra is added to the supine form of a verb to create a first-declension noun naming the verb's action or the result of that action.

Examples:
pictūra (painting, picture), from pictum, supine of pingō (I paint)
scrīptūra (a writing, act of writing), from scrīptum, supine of scrībō (I write)

The suffix -tūra resembles the feminine form of (and may be related to) the future active participle ending -tūrus, which describes impending or imminent action (e.g. pictūrus "about to paint"; scrīptūrus "on the point of writing").

Inflection[edit]

First declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative -tūra -tūrae
genitive -tūrae -tūrārum
dative -tūrae -tūrīs
accusative -tūram -tūrās
ablative -tūrā -tūrīs
vocative -tūra -tūrae

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