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-ium

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English

Etymology

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] -ium, used to make nouns from other words.

Suffix

-ium

  1. Used to form the names of chemical elements, after the style of early-named elements like helium.
    deuterium
    helium
    uranium

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Latin

Suffix

-ium n, genitive -ii

  1. Suffix used to form nouns, sometimes having the sense of bigger or more complicated.
    auditor - auditorium
    castellum (castle) - castilium (fortified city)
  2. (New Latin) Suffix appended to form names of chemical elements.

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