-aio etymology

Italian word -aio comes from Latin -arius

Detailed word origin of -aio

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-arius Latin (lat) (masculine only) -er; Used to form nouns denoting an agent of use, such as a dealer or artisan, from other nouns. Used to form adjectives from nouns or numerals.
-aio Italian (ita) A suffix used to form agent nouns.. Used to form words, derived from nouns, meaning a place or (more rarely) an animal associated with the specified object.

Words with the same origin as -aio

Descendants of -arius
acquario anniversario bagagliaio banchiere barbiere cameriere cancelliere cavaliere consigliere corriere denaro giardiniere granaio infermiere macellaio marinaio necessario operaio ordinario parrucchiere pompiere portiere primario ragioniere