Polysynthetic definition

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Of or relating to a language such as Eskimo or Mohawk, characterized by long, morphologically complex words with a large number of affixes that express syntactic relationships and meanings usually expressed as phrases or sentences in other languages.
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(grammar) Said of a language, characterized by a prevalence of relatively long words containing a large number of morphemes. Typically, the morphemes are bound (i.e., they cannot stand alone as independent words). An example of a polysynthetic language is Ojibwe, where.

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(mineralogy) Having layers of twin crystals.
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Origin of polysynthetic

  • The Ancient Greek prefix poly- + synthetic, from Latin synthesis (“collection, set, composition"), from Ancient Greek σύνθεσις (sunthesis, “composition"), from συντίθημι (suntithÄ“mi, “to put together, combine"), from συν- (sun-, “together") + τίθημι (tithÄ“mi, “to put, place"), from Proto-Indo-European *dÊ°e- (“to put, to do").

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