-a

Spanish

suffix
Definitions
  • ess used to form feminine singular nouns
  • used to form the feminine singular adjectives

Etymology

Inherited from Latin -a.

Origin

Latin
-a
Gloss

Timeline of -a

Distribution of cognates by language

Geogrpahic distribution of cognates of -a

Cognates and derived terms

  • -a Latin
  • -e Old French
  • *-ā Proto-Italic