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 prōnōminālis from Latin prōnōmen prōnōmin- pronoun pro- in place of ; see pro- 1. nōmen 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.