A type of nominal compound in which the first part modifies the second and neither part can be used alone while retaining the intended meaning. Examples include , and .
Syn: exocentric compound

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  • Bahuvrihi — (बहुव्रीहि bahuvrīhi „viel Reis besitzend“) ist ein Begriff aus der Sanskrit Grammatik, der einen bestimmten Typ von Kompositum bezeichnet. In linguistischer Terminologie ist ein Bahuvrihi ein exozentrisches Kompositum oder Possessivkompositum.… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Bahuvrihi — er et ord som er sammensat af et adjektiv og et substantiv, der betyder noget helt andet end betydningen af de to ord. For eksempel rødkælk er en fugl mens en rød kælk er ... På sanskrift betyder det at have for meget ris! …   Danske encyklopædi

  • Bahuvrihi — A bahuvrīhí (बहुव्रीहि), or bahuvrihi compound (also exocentric compound ), is a type of nominal compound that refers to something that is not specified by any of its parts by themselves (i.e., it is headless or exocentric, its core semantic… …   Wikipedia

  • Bahuvrihi — En linguistique, un bahuvrīhi (devanāgarī : बहुव्रीहि) est un mot composé dont le référent n est lié à aucun des composants de ce mot. Le terme bahuvrihi est lui même un mot composé sanskrit composé de bahu, beaucoup et vrihi, riz,… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • bahuvrîhi — (бахуврихи | bahuvrîhi) Обозначение, заимствованное у индийских грамматиков, для характеристики сложных слов, называемых также притяжательными (см. притяжательный) и обладающих свойством выражать тот род отношения, который наблюдается, например,… …   Пятиязычный словарь лингвистических терминов

  • bahuvrihi — ˌbä(ˌ)hüvˈrēhē noun ( s) Etymology: Sanskrit bahuvrīhi, literally, having much rice (a compound of this type), from bahu much + vrīhi rice more at pachy , rice : a class of compound words whose meanings follow the formula “(one) having a B that i …   Useful english dictionary

  • bahuvrihi — /bah hooh vree hee/, n., pl. bahuvrihis. Gram. a compound noun or adjective consisting of two constituents, the first of which is adjectival and describes the person or object denoted by the second, which is nominal: the compound as a whole… …   Universalium

  • bahuvrihi — ba·hu·vri·hi …   English syllables

  • Sanskrit compounds — One notable feature of the nominal system of Sanskrit is the very common use of nominal compounds (samāsa), which may be huge (10+ or even 30+ words[1][2][3]), as in some modern languages such as German. Nominal compounds occur with various… …   Wikipedia

  • Sanskrit grammar — The Sanskrit grammar has a complex verbal system, rich nominal declension, and extensive use of compound nouns. It was studied and codified by Sanskrit grammarians over two millennia ago. Grammatical traditionSanskrit grammatical tradition… …   Wikipedia

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