karmadharaya

[ kahr-muh-dahr-ee-uh ]
/ ˌkɑr məˈdɑr i ə /

noun Linguistics.

a compound of two words in which the first is an adjective and the second a substantive, as blackbird, gentleman, or grandson.

Nearby words

  1. karlskrona,
  2. karlsruhe,
  3. karlstad,
  4. karma,
  5. karma-marga,
  6. karmal,
  7. karmapa,
  8. karmic,
  9. karnak,
  10. karnatak music

Origin of karmadharaya

First recorded in 1840–50, karmadharaya is from the Sanskrit word karmadhāraya

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