Definition of Thematic vowel

1. Noun. A vowel that ends a stem and precedes an inflection.

Exact synonyms: Stem Vowel
Generic synonyms: Vowel, Vowel Sound



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Thematic Vowel

thelorrhagia
thelphusian
thelves
thelytokous
thelytoky
them
them's the breaks
them's the facts
them thar
thema
themata
thematic
thematic apperception test
thematic map
thematic relation
thematic vowel (current term)
thematically
thematics
thematisation
thematisations
thematise
thematised
thematises
thematising
thematization
thematizations
thematize
thematized
thematizes
thematizing

Literary usage of Thematic vowel

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1. A Greek Grammar for Schools and Colleges by Herbert Weir Smyth (1916)
"thematic vowel. — Some tense-stems end in a vowel which varies between о and e (or <в and т?) in certain forms. This is called the thematic (or variable) ..."

2. A Latin Grammar for Schools and Colleges by Albert Harkness (1886)
"By adding a thematic vowel and inserting n—changed to m before a labial, ... 1 This thematic vowel, originally a, is generally weakened to 6 or i: reff-e-re ..."

3. Allen and Greenough's New Latin Grammar for Schools and Colleges: Founded on by Joseph Henry Allen, James Bradstreet Greenough (1916)
"Verbs which form the present stem by means of the suffix y%"> which already contained the thematic vowel %. —Verbs of this class in which any vowel (except ..."

4. Allen and Greenough's New Latin Grammar for Schools and Colleges: Founded on by Joseph Henry Allen, James Bradstreet Greenough, Benjamin Leonard D'Ooge (1903)
"Verbs which preserve the thematic vowel e or o (in Latin i or u) before the personal endings. — These make up the Third Conjugation. ..."

5. A Greek Grammar for Colleges by Herbert Weir Smyth (1920)
"In the со inflection the tense-stem ends in the thematic vowel. To this form belong all futures, and the presents, imperfects, and second aorists showing ..."

6. A Short Manual of Comparative Philology for Classical Students by Peter Giles (1901)
"Latin throughout shows much less variety than Greek. 480. I. The person suffixes are added to the root with or without a thematic vowel. ..."

7. A Grammar of the Homeric Dialect by David Binning Monro (1882)
"We shall call this the thematic vowel,* and the Stems which contain it Thematic Stems. ... That it is distinct from the thematic vowel is well shown by ..."

8. Allen and Greenough's New Latin Grammar for Schools and Colleges: Founded on by Joseph Henry Allen, James Bradstreet Greenough, Benjamin Leonard D'Ooge (1903)
"Thematic Verbs, in which a so-called thematic vowel (%, in Latin ... Verbs which preserve the thematic vowel e or o (in Latin i or u) before the personal ..."

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