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adj. Grammar
Of or relating to the nature of a substantive.

sub′stan·ti′val·ly adv.
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(ˌsʌb stənˈtaɪ vəl)

of, pertaining to, or functioning as a substantive.
sub`stan•ti′val•ly, adv.
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Adj.1.substantival - of or relating to or having the nature or function of a substantive (i.e. a noun or noun equivalent); "a substantival constituent"
grammar - the branch of linguistics that deals with syntax and morphology (and sometimes also deals with semantics)
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[ˌsʌbstənˈtaɪvəl] ADJ (Ling) → sustantivo
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adj (Gram) → substantivisch
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Horecky (1999: 11, 2007: 26), in turn, interpreted the class of place names with the suffix -aren, in Slovak, as one WFT that can make use both of a substantival and actional motivant.
Frege arrives at his referentialist account of number signs by considering the syntactic form of number ascriptions in his favoured substantival notation: the number of the Fs is n (cf.
Chapter 5 focuses on the (active) participle, which, despite its substantival morphology, the author (following the likes of Joosten 1989 and Hatav 1997: 89-116) stresses is rightly considered an integral component of the BH verbal system.
74): rejecting N and thereby opening up a logico-metaphysical gap between substantival and adjectival uses of numerals raises embarrassing philosophical questions without offering any obviously fruitful theoretical resources in return.
In geographic terms, it includes Central and Eastern Europe (from now on referred to as CEE, both in the adjectival and substantival form).
The English gerund has both nominal and verbal uses and this characteristic explains its ambivalent nature: "The gerund is a substantival form of the verb which is intermediate between the infinitive and the noun of action; i.e.
is elliptically substantival, and so could refer to a divine creature, but the argument following shows that this is not intended by Socrates; rather, the "something divine" he refers to is the sign given by the god' (1996, 195 n48); Bussanich: the daimonion is itself the sign of Apollo (40b1)' (2006, 203); Reeve: '[the sign is] the voice of Apollo' (2000, 33).
Dahl, Ivar 1938 Substantival inflexion in Early Old English, vocalic stems (Lurid Studies in English 7).
Klinck (1992) notes that it could be a substantival adjective 'red-arched' and agrees with Mackie's translation 'this arch of red stone'.