morpheme

See also: Morpheme and morphème

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EtymologyEdit

From French morphème. Ultimately from Ancient Greek μορφή (morphḗ, shape, form).

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  • IPA(key): /ˈmɔː(ɹ)fiːm/
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Examples
  • The word pigs consists of two morphemes: pig (a particular animal) and s (indication of the plural).
  • The word werewolves consists of three morphemes: were (~ man), wolf (a particular animal), es (plural).
  • The word feet consists of two morphemes: foot (a body part) and i-mutation (plural).

morpheme (plural morphemes)

  1. (linguistic morphology) The smallest linguistic unit within a word that can carry a meaning.

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