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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Noun- A class of compound words having two immediate constituents that are equal in rank and related to each other as if joined by and.

Usage examples (3)
  • As a dvandva compound, it means “king and father.”
  • The prevalence of competitions in general shows the American need to be better than anyone else at something, whether it is selling cars or memorizing state capitals or knowing...
  • (1) Padmani, Buton, and Kaydrubjey all take “asura-naga” as a dvandva compound: “asura and naga.” for more
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