-uccio

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

The suffix -uccio/-uccia stems from Latin -uceum/-uceam.[1] Compare also Sicilian -uzzu, Romanian -uț.

Suffix[edit]

-uccio

  1. Diminutive suffix used to form adjectives and nouns. Usually benign, loving, affectionate, or friendly diminutive suffix. However, it can have patronizing or pejorative connotations when attached to specific words. For example: femminuccia, from femmina, or medicuccio, from medico.

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References[edit]

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