animacy

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animate +‎ -cy

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animacy (usually uncountable, plural animacies)

  1. (linguistics) In some languages, the characteristic of a noun, dependent on its living or sentient nature, which affects grammatical features (it can modify verbs used with the noun, affect the noun's declension etc).

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