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Word root (German)

Part of speech: noun, (Female)

Word | root, Plural: Word | roots
Pronunciation / Stress:
IPA: [ˈVɔʁtˌvʊʁʦl̩]
Word meaning / definition:
1) Historiolinguistics: reconstructed historical basic form of a word
2) General Linguistics / Synchronous Linguistics: often synonymous with basic morpheme; Basic form of a word, starting form for inflection and word formation
Opposite words:
1) Word stem, stem
Application examples:
1) Indo-European * kap- "hold, pack" is that Word root, on the i.a. the German words "haben" and "heben" can be traced back.
1) “The consonant declination summarizes the inflection of those nouns in which the case ending is either directly attached to the Word root entered (root noun) or at a suffixal extension that ends in a consonant, so that here the inflectional ending always comes directly to a consonant. "
1) “The etymological origin of a geographical name can often be found fairly directly from the Word root read, provided you have a small multilingual dictionary to hand. "
1) “The Slavic Word root von Kalisz reads swamp and moor, that was also stated in the travel guide, which confirmed that I was on the right track. "
1) “I don't know why at that moment I thought that the name of the great river does not go back to the Latin» niger «(black), but to a Sudanese one Word root, which means "water" or "river". "
2) "dog" is that Word root for words like "dog", "dog", "doggy".
2) Often is between Word root and word stem (stem): a word stem can be created by adding a stem vowel (connecting vowel) to a root and this more complex form represents the basic form for inflection and word formation.
2) “He could suffice them because they spoke an agglutinating language; in such languages ​​the roots of the words always remain unchanged; more detailed grammatical definitions appear before or after the Word root.
Nominative: singular Word root; Plural Roots of words
Genitive: singular Word root; Plural Roots of words
Dative: singular Word root; Plural Roots of words
Accusative: singular Word root; Plural Roots of words


Practical example sentences

Automatically selected examples in German:

Origin is the Indo-European Word root 'ongen-'. In Latin, 'unguess' means ointment or fat.
Blick Online, October 23, 2018

From a Word root you can easily derive up to 50 meaningful words in Esperanto.
Tatoeba.org set example 969208

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Thesaurus & Synonyms

  • (linguistic) root
  • Etymon: Linguistics: any pre-form and previous meaning of a word or morpheme in an earlier language level

Another word (synonym) for word root - Source: OpenThesaurus

Dictionary entries

Entries from our dictionary containing "word root":

child: Confidential salutation Origin of the term: Middle High German kint, Old High German kind, Germanic * (neuter), originally from the Urindo-European word root * "give life"; since 8

dress: ... klädhe; all with the original meaning cloth; presumably to the Indo-European word root: * glei- = to stick, "be greasy" formed, compare Klei; because after ...

cow: Kuh (German) Part of speech: noun, (feminine) Cases: nominative: singular cow; Plural cows genitive: singular cow; Plural cows dative: singular cow; Plural cows accusative: singular ...

root: ... root knot 6) carrot, carrot, 7) primitive, radix, stem, stem word, root word word root opposite words: 1) rhizome 3) square 7) derivative (um) stem ...

knife: The old Indo-European word root 'cut' is hidden in this West Germanic word; etymologically related to this is the Latin saxum 'stone', a noun to the verb secāre 'cut', which is due to the fact that stones were once used as cutting tools

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