1. derivative suffix Added to the stem of a verb, it derives the corresponding (past) participle. It is invariable in compound tenses with hawăre, and variable in passive voice sentences with esăre. In this latter case, it agrees in gender and number with the noun it accompanies. Example: J’heh tendat un’oranna, I have bought an orange; un’oranna hast esat tendata pur jo, an orange has been bought by me.
Etymology: From Latin -atus.