relational adjective


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Noun1.relational adjective - an adjective that classifies its noun (e.g., `a nervous disease' or `a musical instrument')
adjective - a word that expresses an attribute of something
pertainym - meaning relating to or pertaining to
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Thus, for example, Latin ferrarius, originally a relational adjective with the meaning 'related to iron' derived from ferr- 'iron,' absorbed the meaning of faber 'worker, esp.
The most common translation into German of a Latin or Romance noun phrase containing a relational adjective is a noun-noun compound.
A productive area of transposition in Russian is relational adjective derivation, such as serebr'an(ij) 'silver (adj)' from serebr(o) 'silver (noun)'.

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