suppletion

noun sup·ple·tion \ sə-ˈplē-shən \

Definition of suppletion

: the occurrence of phonemically unrelated allomorphs of the same morpheme (such as went as the past tense of go or better as the comparative form of good)

suppletive

play \sə-ˈplē-tiv, ˈsə-plə-\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of suppletion

Medieval Latin suppletion-, suppletio act of supplementing, from Latin supplēre


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