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a content word that can be used to refer to a person, place, thing, quality, or action

the word class that can serve as the subject or object of a verb, the object of a preposition, or in apposition

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24) The question is whether the form here is an accusative plural of the abstract noun xv ardnah-, in which case the only obvious governor is istois, or whether it can be interpreted as a nominative of a possessive derivative.
List ten abstract nouns (words that express a feeling, emotion, or something that is intangible).
Terrorism is an abstract noun - how can you bomb an abstraction?
However, it is not until Peter Damian's Book of Gomorrah in the eleventh century that we start to see a pastoral-theological analysis of the newly minted word, sodomia, apparently patterned on another abstract noun, blasphemia.
Schindler) he seen as a result of a reinterpretation of a bahuvrihi formed from an abstract noun *[g.
Mr Jefferson had once said that it was an abstract noun, but Ashley knew there was nothing abstract about it.
In (25), the abstract noun "discipline" is constructed as a postnominal genitive phrase in English, French, and German, and as a prenominal phrase in Hungarian.
Other Elgar detectives have seized on the ambiguity of the word "theme" to suggest some abstract noun such as "friendship".
The traditional category "noun of action" harbors at least three semantically distinct types: abstract noun, noun of process, noun of result (nomen rei actae).
1) In most cases, the abstract noun of the cleft-like sentence is modified by some scalar element, quantifier, or adjective in a prenominal position and specified by a postnominal extension.
The adjectives high and tail are in suppletive relation, the former being used with the abstract noun, and the latter with a (pro)noun referring to a person.
One small step away from the previous category in the direction of animacy, and from there to "personalness", is the one where the antecedent is an abstract noun representing some kind of human action and the verb of the relative clause suggests human agency:
When an attributive lexeme has the main informative value, the language may use a construction in which this lexeme converts itself to an abstract noun corresponding to the adjective, which is meant to qualify that noun, and subordinates the qualified noun in the genitive relation.
Satan, demons), and to personifications of abstract nouns (e.