-ucho

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See also: ucho and ùchò

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Probably from Latin -usculus.

Suffix[edit]

-ucho m (noun-forming suffix, plural -uchos, feminine -ucha, feminine plural -uchas)

  1. forms diminutives: gorducho, papelucho, casucha

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Uncertain. Possibly from Latin -usculus.[1] It has also been interpreted as an alternative form of the suffix -acho.

Suffix[edit]

-ucho m (noun-forming suffix, plural -uchos)

  1. forms pejoratives from nouns and adjectives
    hotel (hotel) + ‎-ucho → ‎hotelucho (lousy hotel)
    cuarto (bedroom) + ‎-ucho → ‎cuartucho (small/shabby bedroom)

Usage notes[edit]

  • Used especially after masculine nouns. Compare -ucha.

Derived terms[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ David Pharies (1999), “Origin of the Hispano-Romance Suffix -ucho”, in Iberoromania[1], issue 49

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