Related to parasynthesis: abdominal paracentesis


n. pl. par·a·syn·the·ses (-sēz′)
The formation of words by a combination of compounding and adding an affix, as in downhearted, formed from down plus heart plus -ed, not down plus hearted.

par′a·syn·thet′ic (-thĕt′ĭk) adj.
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n, pl -ses (-siːz)
(Linguistics) formation of words by means of compounding a phrase and adding an affix, as for example light-headed, which is light + head with the affix -ed
parasynthetic adj
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(ˌpær əˈsɪn θə sɪs)

the formation of a word by adding a derivational suffix to a phrase or compound, as in greathearted, from great heart + -ed.
par`a•syn•thet′ic (-ˈθɛt ɪk) adj.
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1. word formation by the addition of both a prefix and a suffix to a stem or word, as international.
2. word formation by the addition of a suffix to a phrase or compound word, as nickel-and-diming. — parasynthetic, adj.
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This word-formation process, also labeled as parasynthesis, occurs in 28 languages (38.36%) of our sample.
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Specific topics include word formation research from its beginnings to the 19th century, the study of word formation in linguistic specialties and schools such as structuralism and cognitive grammar, the delimitation of derivation and inflection, particle-verb formation, particle verbs in Hungarian, parasynthesis in Romance, and multi-word expressions and univerbation in Slavic.
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In the specific area of Old English word-formation, Martin Arista (forthcoming b) has demonstrated that the derivation is gradual except in some instances of parasynthesis that basically comprise frequent affixes such as ge- and un- and, above all, adjectival derivatives.
--forthcoming b: 'Parasynthesis in Old English Word-Formation'.
[Forth, d] Parasynthesis in Old English word-formation.
Derivation by means of the suffix -a is gradual, except in gefcdera 'male sponsor' (faeder 'father') and (ge)truma 'legion' (trum 'firm'), which constitute instances of parasynthesis. -A derivatives have mainly verbal bases, but they can also have nominal or adjectival bases, which is illustrated, respectively by (7a), (7b) and (7c):
Derivation by means of the suffix -o is gradual, since no instances of parasynthesis have been identified.