e-grade

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e-grade (uncountable)

  1. (Indo-European linguistics) In Proto-Indo-European linguistics, an ablaut form of a root characterised by the presence of the */e/ phoneme.
    *bʰer- is the e-grade of the root meaning “to carry, bear”.
    Synonym: full-grade
    Coordinate terms: o-grade, zero-grade

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