from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See deverbative.

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  • adj. Derived from a verb. Commonly used to describe nominalized verb forms in Navajo, as well as gerunds and adjectives in Russian.


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  • But I can draw attention to the gradience that exists between nouns and verbs - or, more precisely, between deverbal nouns via verbal nouns to participles - where it's fascinating to see the range of nuances of expression which English provides.

    On nominalisations

  • It seems to be a deverbal noun from cen "to bring".

    The false image of cana

  • This shows that tular is indeed a transitive verb meaning "to mark (a boundary); marking" and is only ever a noun in the sense of a deverbal noun "a marking; a boundary" (as in Selvansl Tularias).

    The Etruscan word 'tezan'

  • Here we only have enaś at the end of these phrases which I interpret to be a deverbal adjective meaning "everlasting", from the verb en "to last, endure".

    Liber Linteus and religious formulae, part 3

  • People don't talk much at all about the ending in -(a)χ but I've noticed that it forms either a type of deverbal noun/adjective derivative that conveys the meaning of "that which is X-ed" (where X represents the verb root), or a denominal noun/adjective derivative meaning "that which pertains to or derives from X".

    Etruscans, the status quo and the unpopularity of bold questioning

  • Peter informed his readers that, within a week of his first encounter with this woefully underutilized deverbal noun, someone else used it in this very thread.

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