-ata etymology

Italian word -ata comes from Latin -ata

Detailed word origin of -ata

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-ata Latin (lat)
-ata Italian (ita) (rare) Used as an intensifier.. Used to form collective nouns.. Used to form nouns, derived from nouns with a negative connotation, expressing an action.. Used to form verbal nouns, derived from regular -are verbs, expressing an instance of the action expressed by the verb.. Used to form words, derived from nouns, corresponding to -ful (as much as something will hold).. Used to form words, [...]