heteroclitic definition

  • adjective:
    • In linguistics, particularly Indo-European Studies, signifying a stem which alternates between more than one form when declined for grammatical case. Examples of heteroclitic noun stems in Proto-Indo-European include *wod-r/n- "water" (nominoaccusative *wódr; genitive *udnés; locative *udén) and *yékw-r/n- "liver" (nominoaccusative *yékwr, genitive *ikwnés). In Proto-Indo-European, heteroclitic stems tend to be noun stems with grammatically inanimate gender.
    • Deviating from ordinary types or guidelines; irregular; anomalous; unusual.
  • noun:
    • A heteroclitic noun.
    • just like heteroclite.

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