Red: the story of a word between compounding and derivation

Paola Tornaghi

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


In this essay the item -RED will be analysed in order to follow its evolution from being a noun RǼDEN(N), which was freely used in Old English with the meaning of ‘condition, stipulation, rule, direction, reckoning, estimating’ to its becoming a suffix denoting the condition of being something.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInsights into English and Germanic lexicology and lexicography: past and present perspectives
Number of pages24
Publication statusPublished - 2010


  • English language
  • Lexicography
  • Lexicology
  • Word formation processes

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