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Thematic vowel
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Vocalic element used (alone or in combination with preceding sounds) to form word stems (Greek θέμα/théma). In Indo-European languages, TVs typically appear as e and o; they are characteristic of both nominal stems (e.g. the accusative singular Latin agrum, Greek ἀγρόν/agrón, Sanskrit ájram, from the underlying stem *h2aǵ-r=o- ‘field’, known as the o-declension) and verbal stems (e.g. the present stem *h2aǵ-e/o- underlying Latin agite/agunt, Greek ἄγετε/ἄγουσι(ν) (ágete/ágousi(n)), Sanskrit ajata/ajanti ‘drive (imperative plural)’/‘they drive’). O…

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Gippert, Jost (Frankfurt/Main), “Thematic vowel”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 06 December 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e1207500>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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