-ado

in commando, desperado, tornado, and other words of Spanish and Portuguese origin, "person or group participating in an action," from Latin -atus, pp. suffix of verbs of the first conjugation (cf. -ade).


Nearby words

  1. -acy,
  2. -ad,
  3. -ade,
  4. -adelphous,
  5. -ades,
  6. -ae,
  7. -aea,
  8. -aean,
  9. -aemia,
  10. -age

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