Denominal verb

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In grammar, denominal verbs are verbs derived from nouns. This can be found in the English language but also in many other languages. Examples from English include the verb school (from the noun school), shelve (from shelf) and symbolize (from symbol).

In Rgyalrong languages, denominal derivation are extremely developed and have given rise to incorporating and antipassive constructions (Jacques 2012, 2014).

Some verbs in Latin's fourth conjugation are formed denominally, e.g. mollire, "to soften", from mollis, "soft"; and servire, "to serve", from servus, "slave".[1]

See also

  • Gerund, the opposite of this


  1. Fortson, Benjamin W. IV (2004). "13.13". Indo-European Languages and Culture. Blackwell. ISBN 978-1-4051-0315-2.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>