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English

Suffix

-o (plural: -os or -oes, depending on the word)

  1. (used especially in Australia) A diminutive suffix.

Usage notes

  • -o is generally applied to nouns, but sometimes adjectives, like agro

Derived terms

The terms below are all Australianisms. Some are also found in other varieties of English.

See also


Esperanto

Etymology

Ending for nouns and object pronouns in Finnish (tuo), Italian (amico, quello), Portuguese (amigo), Russian (то), Spanish (amigo, eso, algo)

Suffix

-o

  1. -thing, -person. (Nominal suffix. All Esperanto nouns end in -o.)
  2. -thing. (correlative object ending.)

Finnish

Suffix

-o (with back vowel harmony) (with front vowel harmony)

  1. Added to verb stems to form a noun.
    huutaa "shout" -> huuto "shout"
    keittää "boil, cook" -> keitto "cooking; soup"
    nähdä "see" -> näkö "vision" (ability to see)

Usage notes

This suffix is used especially with those verbs whose citation form ends with -aa or -ää. In stems with e or i, the suffix has its back vowel form, -o.


Italian

Suffix

-o

  1. Used with a stem to form the first-person singular present of regular are and ere verbs and those -ire verbs that dont take "isc"

Spanish

Suffix

-o

  1. Suffix indicating the first-person singular present indicative of verbs.

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