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PREFERRED TERM
1704Autohyponymy  
BROADER CONCEPT
SCOPE NOTE
  • A word is an autohyponym if it is used as both a hypernym and its hyponym. For example, the word dog describes both Canis familiaris and male Canis familaris, so it is possible to say "That dog isn't a dog, it's a bitch" ("That hypernym Z isn't a hyponym Z, it's a hyponym Y"). Similarly, the verb to drink (a beverage) is a hypernym for to drink (an alcoholic beverage). Autohyponymy is also called "vertical polysemy".
SOURCE
  • Crystal 2008
  • Saeed 2017
  • Ξυδόπουλος 2008
CONTRIBUTOR
  • Katsiadakis Helen (AA)
CREATOR
  • Karasimos Athanasios (AA)
IN OTHER LANGUAGES
Αυτοϋπωνυμία

Greek

URI
https://humanitiesthesaurus.academyofathens.gr/dyas-resource/Concept/1704
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