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Finnish

Alternative spellings

  • -iö (with front vowel harmony)

Suffix

-io (with back vowel harmony)

  1. Forms nouns from verbs or verbal stems.
    itää to sprout -> itiö spore (of eg. mushroom, moss)
  2. Forms nouns from other nouns, adjectives, numbers or their stems.
    kaksi two -> kaksio a two-room apartment
    kolme three -> kolmio a triangle; a yield sign; (rarely) a three-room apartment

Italian

Suffix

-io

  1. continuation, strength
  2. state, condition

Latin

Suffix

-io f., genitive -ionis

  1. Suffix added to the stem of the perfect passive participle of a verb, to create a verbal noun indicating an action.

Derived terms

Infinitive P.P.Participle Verbal Noun
animare animatus animatio
frangere fractus fractio

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