1. Formed from a verb, such as the noun worker derived from the verb work.
2. Used in derivation from a verb, such as the suffix -er in teacher.
A deverbative word or element. Also called deverbal.


(dɪˈvɜːbətɪv) or


a word formed or derived from a verb
formed or derived from a verb


(diˈvɜr bə tɪv)

also de•verb′al,

1. (esp. of nouns) derived from a verb, as the noun driver from the verb drive.
2. indicating derivation from a verb, as the suffix -er in driver.
3. a deverbative word.
[1910–15; by analogy with denominative]
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mad 'to rejoice' (semantically difficult in these two contexts), but is a fossilized deverbative of PIE [?
Deverbative jan-Verba des Allenglischen, vergleichend mil den iibrigen altgermanischen Sprachen dargestellt.
Tibor Mikola supposes that the inflection comes from the derivative suffix of deverbative adjectives (Mikola 1984 : 400).
Section 4 is devoted to a brief outline of the finite-state modelling and implementation of Setswana noun and deverbative noun morphology, using the Xerox finite-state toolkit.
compound = word + word, which implies that the existing noun and deverbative computational morphological analysis may be iterated.
When nouns are derived from verb roots, a noun prefix as well as a deverbative suffix is required, as illustrated in the following examples of nouns formed from the verb root -fund- learn:
The criterion for a verb or a deverbative to be included into the corpus is the location of its earliest citation within the time span from 1150 to 1500.
From a formal point of view its structure at this stage would have appeared identical in all respects (including accentuation) to that of inherited compounds with a deverbative first element such as trasadasyu- (cf.
In addition, the adjective that modifies some of the deverbative nouns in our corpus is an epithet, as is the case of examples such as woful mone, sorry dole or wunderlice miracle.
The phonological nature of the phenomenon may be corroborated by the fact that y-apocopation occurs on several deverbative nouns of final -y stems, e.
bairista- is an innovation vis-a-vis Greek, then the ability to govern an object could have developed in Old Iranian alongside the reinterpretation of the suffix as potentially deverbative, and separately from Vedic.
x) In this example, {-a} has been carried to the deverbative.