from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In grammar, a noun whose originally normal inflections have been disguised by phonetic changes, as by hidden umlaut, quasi-gemination of semi-vowels, contraction, etc., so that the resulting forms are irregular. An example is, in Anglo-Saxon, nominative man, dative men, plural men, whence English man, plural men.
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