Gram. of, or having the function of, a pronoun: the pronominal adjective “our”
Origin of pronominalLate Latin pronominalis ; from Classical Latin pronomen, pronoun
- Of, relating to, or functioning as a pronoun.
- Resembling a pronoun, as by specifying a person, place, or thing, while functioning primarily as another part of speech. His in his choice is a pronominal adjective.
Origin of pronominalLate Latin pr&omacron;n&omacron;min&amacron;lis, from Latin pr&omacron;n&omacron;men, pr&omacron;n&omacron;min-, pronoun : pro-, in place of; see pro–1 + n&omacron;men, name, noun; see noun.
(comparative more pronominal, superlative most pronominal)
- Of, pertaining to, resembling, or functioning as a pronoun.
From Late Latin pronominalis, from Latin pronomin-, pronomen.