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From semi- +‎ tatsama.

Noun Edit

semi-tatsama (plural semi-tatsamas)

  1. (lexicography, Indo-Aryan linguistics) A semi-learned borrowing from Sanskrit.
    • 1926, Suniti Kumar Chatterji, The Origin and Development of the Bengali Language, page 200:
      It will be interesting to note how persistent is the Prakritic or MIA. system of phonetics in NIA., in giving a tadbhava look to recently introduced tatsama words, in pronunciation, and turning them into semi-tatsamas going very close to tadbhavas, actually existing or possible,—although the spelling would scorn to note it: []
    • 1970, J. Bloch, Formation of the Marathi Language[1], page 160:
      Initial v can also go back to Pkt. v, arisen either from Skr. vr in vaṇ (vraṇa-) and the semi-tatsama vaḍvat (vrata-)...
    • 1972, Jacob Ensink, Peter Gaeffke, editors, India Maior: Congratulatory Volume Presented to J. Gonda[2], page 194:
      In New Indo-Aryan currency the tadbhava and semitatsama forms of yakṣa and yakṣiṉī have come to mean demon and demoness, goblin or malevolent spirits of some kind.
    • 2001, Rupert Snell, The Hindi Classical Tradition: A Braj Bhāṣā Reader[3], page 4:
      The tripartite scheme of tadhbava, semi-tatsama, and tatsama accounts for the majority of the words encountered in the texts included in this book; but loans from Persian and from Arabic (through Persian) are also commonplace, especially in texts which are not self-consciously based on Sanskrit models.

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