tat-purusha

tatpurusha

[tat-poor-uh-shuh, tuht-]
noun Linguistics.
a compound of two words in which the first is an attributive noun and the second a substantive, as bookcase, aircraft, or flowerpot.

Origin:
< Sanskrit tatpuruṣa literally, his man, his servant; equivalent to the two words tasya + puruṣaḥ; an example of the compound used to name the compound type

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