semi-learned borrowing

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semi-learned borrowing (plural semi-learned borrowings)

  1. (linguistics) A word or other linguistic form borrowed from a classical language into a modern one, but partly reshaped based on later sound changes or by analogy with inherited words in the language. These words occur, for example, in the Romance and the Indo-Aryan languages (in case of the latter, specifically called semi-tatsamas).

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