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pronominal

[proh-nom-uh-nl] /proʊˈnɒm ə nl/
adjective
1.
Grammar. pertaining to, resembling, derived from, or containing a pronoun:
“My” in “my book” is a pronominal adjective. “There” is a pronominal adverb.
2.
Heraldry. noting the coat of arms on a quartered escutcheon: customarily occupying the first quarter and being the original coat of arms of the paternal line.
noun
3.
Grammar. a pronominal word.
Origin
1635-1645
1635-45; < Late Latin prōnōminālis. See pronoun, -al1
Related forms
pronominally, adverb
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Examples from the web for pronominal
  • All verbs contain at least a pronominal prefix and a verb base.
  • pronominal prefix and noun gender the pronominal prefix is very much like that in verbs.
  • In many cases a pronominal prefix has dropped off, so that only the minimal stem remains.
British Dictionary definitions for pronominal

pronominal

/prəʊˈnɒmɪnəl/
adjective
1.
relating to or playing the part of a pronoun
Derived Forms
pronominally, adverb
Word Origin
C17: from Late Latin prōnōminālis, from prōnōmen a pronoun
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