Derivational Morphology
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Derivation is an important device for the creation of new words from existing words by means of suffixes. Suffixes fall into several categories: verbal, substantival, adjectival, adverbial. Derivatives also fall into different categories, according to whether they are derived from verbal stems (: deverbatives) or nominal stems (: denominatives), or (seldom) some other base. …

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Frits Waanders, “Derivational Morphology”, in: Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: First Last. Consulted online on 20 January 2019 <>
First published online: 2013

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