n-stem

noun
\ ˈen-¦stem How to pronounce n-stem (audio) \
plural n-stems

Definition of n-stem

linguistics
: any of a group of Indo-European stem formatives that consist of an n with vowel determined by ablaut or that contain an n as the final element (such as the neuter abstract noun suffix *-mn̥-, in the genitive case *-men-s)

First Known Use of n-stem

1886, in the meaning defined above

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“N-stem.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/n-stem. Accessed 25 Sep. 2022.

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