Denominal verb

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In grammar, denominal verbs are verbs derived from nouns. This can be found in the English language but also in many other languages. Examples from English include the verb school (from the noun school), shelve (from shelf) and symbolize (from symbol).

In Rgyalrong languages, denominal derivation are extremely developed and have given rise to incorporating and antipassive constructions (Jacques 2012, 2014).

Many Latin verbs are denominal.[1] For example, the first declension verb coronare (English: to crown) is derived from corona (English: a crown),[1] and the fourth declension verbs mollire (English: to soften) and servire (English: to serve) are derived from mollis (English: soft) and servus (English: a slave) respectively.[2]

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  1. 1 2 Moreland, Floyd L.; Fleischer, Rita M. (1990). Latin: An Intensive Course. London, England: University of California Press. p. 29. ISBN 0520031830.
  2. Fortson, Benjamin W. IV (2004). "13.13". Indo-European Languages and Culture. Blackwell. ISBN 978-1-4051-0315-2.


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