suppletion
noun Etymology: Medieval Latin suppletion-, suppletio act of supplementing, from Latin supplēre Date: 1914 the occurrence of phonemically unrelated allomorphs of the same morpheme (as went as the past tense of go or better as the comparative form of good) • suppletive adjective

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  • Suppletion —   [spätlateinisch suppletio »Ergänzung«] die, , Suppletivịsmus, Sprachwissenschaft: Zusammenschluss von Formen oder Wörtern etymologisch unterschiedlichen Stammes zu einem Formen oder Bedeutungssystem (z. B. beim Nomen Steigerungsformen wie… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • suppletion — [sə plē′shən] n. [ME supplecioun < ML suppletio < L suppletus: see SUPPLETORY] Linguis. 1. a) the occurrence of an allomorph of a morpheme which has no phonological similarity to the other allomorphs (Ex.: the en of oxen, as opposed to a… …   English World dictionary

  • Suppletion — In linguistics and etymology, suppletion is traditionally understood as the use of one word as the inflected form of another word when the two words are not cognate. For those learning a language, suppletive forms will be seen as irregular or… …   Wikipedia

  • Supplétion — En morphologie linguistique, on parle de supplétion quand l ensemble des formes que prend un même mot (ou plus précisément un lemme) dans sa flexion fait intervenir plusieurs radicaux (ou lexèmes), au lieu d être bâti par modifications d un… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Suppletion — Unter Suppletion (auch: Suppletivismus) versteht man in der Sprachwissenschaft die Bildung verschiedener Wortformen eines Flexionsparadigmas unter Verwendung verschiedener Stämme im Gegensatz zu einem nicht suppletivischen Paradigma, bei dem alle …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • suppletion — /seuh plee sheuhn/, n. Gram. the use in inflection or derivation of an allomorph that is not related in form to the primary allomorph of a morpheme, as the use of better as the comparative of good. [1275 1325; ME: supplementation, supplement < ML …   Universalium

  • suppletion — noun /səˈpliːʃn/ a) The supplying of something lacking. b) The use of an unrelated word or phrase to supply inflected forms otherwise lacking, e.g. using “to be able” as the infinitive of “can”, or “better” as the comparative of “good” …   Wiktionary

  • Suppletion — Sup|ple|ti|on die; <aus spätlat. suppletio »Ergänzung«> svw. ↑Suppletivismus …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • suppletion — n. (Linguistics and Etymology) use of a word as tense or inflection of a completely different word that is not related to the uninflected form (e.g., the past tense of the verb go is went which derives from the past tense of the verb wend ; was… …   English contemporary dictionary

  • suppletion — [sə pli:ʃ(ə)n] noun Linguistics the occurrence of an unrelated form to fill a gap in a conjugation (e.g. went as the past tense of go). Derivatives suppletive adjective Origin ME: from OFr., from med. L. suppletio(n ), from supplere (see supply1) …   English new terms dictionary

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