thematic vowel

noun

Definition of thematic vowel

: a vowel ending the stem of a noun or verb but not belonging to the root especially : the varying e:o (as in Latin nominative servos, vocative serve slave) — compare grade sense 4

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“Thematic vowel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/thematic%20vowel. Accessed 26 Jun. 2022.

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