root word


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Noun1.root word - (linguistics) the form of a word after all affixes are removed; "thematic vowels are part of the stem"
linguistics - the scientific study of language
descriptor, form, signifier, word form - the phonological or orthographic sound or appearance of a word that can be used to describe or identify something; "the inflected forms of a word can be represented by a stem and a list of inflections to be attached"
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root word

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It may have figurative meaning of 'fresh' or 'watery', in connection with the meaning of the root word.
Coincidentally, there is a defined conceptual connection between the root word arkheion and Benfer's work titled, Untitled (Domiciles).
Its root word comes from J-H-D in Arabic, which means to struggle or to strive.
According to my rudimentary understanding of the biblical Hebrew root word for Sabbath, (shabat), it actually means to stop, to cease, to be still, to be quiet.
Root word meanings were sampled from Dale and O'Rourke's (1981) dictionary of elementary and high school levels.
The word "Qabila" actually comes from the root word, which means "accept.
The Inuit language uses stem or root word elements combined with affixes to incorporate various concepts into one long constructed 'word' to articulate a complex meaning instead of stringing discrete words in a sequence to form a phrase as in languages like English.
the speller may ask if a word comes from a particular root word, but must specify the root's language of origin and definition)
Islam comes from an Arabic root word meaning 'peace' and 'submission'.
Wabi, stemming from the root word of "wa" has come to mean unmaterialistic and in tune with nature.
Wabi, stemming from the root word of "wa" has come to mean unmaterialistic and in tune with nature, while Sabi means "the bloom of time" and refers to the acknowledgement that beauty is fleeting.
The root word of education is educare (latin), meaning "bring up," which is related to educere "bring out, bring forth what is within, bring out potential," and ducere, "to lead.