an- +‎ arthrous, from Ancient Greek ἄρθρον ‎(árthron, joint; grammatical article).



anarthrous ‎(not comparable)

  1. (linguistics) Not having an article (especially of Greek nouns).
    • 2009, Daniel B. Wallace, Granville Sharp's Canon and Its Kin: Semantics and Significance, ISBN 978-0-8204-3342-4, page 252:
      Proper names are usually anarthrous (since they need no article to be definite), except in cases of anaphora
  2. (linguistics) Not having a determiner.
    Nouns indicating status often appear in anarthous noun phrases, ie, as bare nouns.
  3. (biology, of a limb) Not having joints.
  4. (biology, of an organism) Not having legs, wings, or other limbs.

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