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255. The suffix -ó (genitive -ónis, stem ón-), usually added to verb-stems (see § 236. c), is sometimes used with noun-stems to form nouns
denoting possessed of. These were originally adjectives expressing
quality or character, and hence often appear as proper
- epulae, a feast;
epul-ó, a feaster.
- násus, a nose;
nás-ó, with a large
nose (also as a proper name).
- volus (in bene-volus), wishing; vol-ónés (plural),
big-head (also as a proper name).
- cúria, a curia;
cúri-ó, head of a
curia (also as a proper name).
- restis, a rope;
resti-ó, a rope-maker.
a. Rarely suffixes are added to
compound stems imagined, but not used in their compound form: -
adverb; ad, to, and
verbum, verb, but without the
large estate; látus,
wide, fundus, estate,
but without the intervening látifundus.
- su-ove-taur-ília, a
sacrifice of a swine, a sheep, and a bull; sús, swine, ovis, sheep, taurus, bull, where the primitive would
be impossible in Latin, though such formations are common in