Origin of reduplication
Examples from the Web for reduplication
The plural of pronouns and substantives is formed sometimes by reduplication.
What the four-post bedstead but a reduplication of the original type, a table placed on a table, the upper one being laid open?
Of these the fifth and sixth superadd to the reduplication a change of the vowel.The English Language|Robert Gordon Latham
Reduplication is responsible for pickaback, earlier pickpack, from pack, bundle.The Romance of Words (4th ed.)|Ernest Weekley
Mr. Gatschets researches will add materially to the knowledge of the functions of reduplication in tribal languages.
British Dictionary definitions for reduplication
Word Origin and History for reduplication
1580s, from French réduplication (16c.), from Late Latin reduplicationem (nominative reduplicatio), noun of action from past participle stem of reduplicare (see reduplicate).