verbnoun

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

A calque of the Welsh berfenw: berfverb + enwnoun.

Noun[edit]

verbnoun (plural verbnouns)

  1. (Welsh grammar) A verb form which acts as a defective noun, having functions similar to the English infinitive and gerund, and the Latin supine.

Usage notes[edit]

  • In dictionaries (such as Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru) that lemmatise the first-person singular present active indicative forms of verbs, the verbnoun is given as the second principal part.