Definition of Postpositions

1. Noun. (plural of postposition) ¹



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Definition of Postpositions

1. postposition [n] - See also: postposition

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Postpositions

postponence
postponer
postponers
postpones
postponing
postpose
postposed
postposes
postposing
postposit
postposited
postpositing
postposition
postpositional
postpositionally
postpositions (current term)
postpositive
postpositively
postpositives
postposits
postpractice
postprandial
postprecipitation
postprecipitations
postpregnancy
postpremiere
postprenylation
postpresidency
postpresidential
postprimary

Literary usage of Postpositions

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Handbook of Colloquial Japanese by Basil Hall Chamberlain (1898)
"Japanese postpositions correspond for the most part to English prepositions, ... There are two kinds of postpositions, viz. postpositions proper and ..."

2. A Reference Grammar of Classical Tamil Poetry by V. S. Rajam (1992)
"13 CASE MARKERS AND postpositions GENERAL: Tamil uses case markers or case suffixes and postpositions as prepositions are employed in English. ..."

3. A Grammar of the Asante and Fante Language Called Tshi Chwee, Twi Based on by Johann Gottlieb Christaller (1875)
"I. Prepositions and postpositions. 117. The prepositions of European and ... Together with such postpositions, wo may stand for the prepositions in, on, at, ..."

4. A Grammar of the Hindi Language: In which are Treated the Standard Hindí by Samuel Henry Kellogg (1876)
"The explanation of the genitive postpositions will best precede that ... Tho origin of these genitive postpositions has long been one of the vexed questions ..."

5. A Comparative Grammar of the Dravidian Or South-Indian Family of Languages by Robert Caldwell (1875)
"postpositions.—It has already been stated that all the Dravidian ... When suffixed to other nouns as postpositions, they are supposed to be in the locative ..."

6. A progressive grammar of the Telugu language by Albert Henry Arden (1873)
"All other postpositions are affixed to a genitive case. ... A list of the postpositions in common use is given in para. 121, and 662. ..."

7. A Comparative Grammar of the Dravidian Or South-Indian Family of Languages by Robert Caldwell (1875)
"postpositions.—It has already been stated that all the Dravidian ... When suffixed to other nouns as postpositions, they are supposed to be in the locative ..."

8. A Text-book of Colloquial Japanese by Rudolf Lange, Christopher Noss (1903)
"These particles may be divided into two groups : postpositions proper and ... postpositions proper immediately follow the words that they govern. ..."

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