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Nomina Actionis
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Nomina actionis (NA) are nouns that have the meaning of an action, process, or state, and usually have a verbal origin. This category of words is a special hybrid type in all Slavic languages, because it combines properties of both verb and noun.

The center of the category are nouns derived from verbs and having a process meaning, e.g., Po czytać ʻto read’ → czytanie ʻreading’, Uk dosl…

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Pčelinceva, Elena, “Nomina Actionis”, in: Encyclopedia of Slavic Languages and Linguistics Online, Editor-in-Chief University of Kansas General Editor University of Chicago Associate Editors University of Kansas Brown University University of Amsterdam University of Warsaw University of Zagreb University of Mainz Stockholm University Marc L. Greenberg, Lenore A. Grenoble, Stephen M. Dickey, Masako Ueda Fidler, René Genis, Marek Łaziński, Anita Peti-Stantić, Björn Wiemer, Nadežda V. Zorixina-Nilsson. Consulted online on 03 June 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2589-6229_ESLO_COM_032132>
First published online: 2020
First print edition: 20190417

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