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Verbal Nouns
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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 doslidžuvat…

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Pčelinceva, Elena, “Verbal Nouns”, in: Encyclopedia of Slavic Languages and Linguistics Online, Editor-in-Chief Marc L. Greenberg. Consulted online on 08 December 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2589-6229_ESLO_COM_032132>
First published online: 2020



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