Adjective

Examples

In linguistics, an adjective (abbreviated adj) is a describing word, the main syntactic role of which is to qualify a noun or noun phrase, giving more information about the object signified.[1]

Adjectives are one of the English parts of speech, although they were historically classed together with the nouns.[2] Certain words that were traditionally considered to be adjectives, including the, this, my, etc., are today usually classed separately, as determiners.

Etymology

Adjective comes from Latin (nōmen) adjectīvum "additional (noun)",[3] a calque of Ancient Greek: ἐπίθετον (ὄνομα), translit. epítheton (ónoma), lit. 'additional (noun)'.[4][5] In the grammatical tradition of Latin and Greek, because adjectives were inflected for gender, number, and case like nouns (a process called declension), they were considered a subtype of noun. The words that are today typically called nouns were then called substantive nouns (nōmen substantīvum).[6] The terms noun substantive and noun adjective were formerly used in English, but the terms are now obsolete.[2]

Other Languages
Alemannisch: Adjektiv
العربية: نعت
aragonés: Adchectivo
asturianu: Axetivu
azərbaycanca: Sifət (nitq hissəsi)
বাংলা: বিশেষণ
Bân-lâm-gú: Hêng-iông-sû
башҡортса: Сифат
беларуская: Прыметнік
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: Прыметнік
bosanski: Pridjevi
brezhoneg: Anv-gwan
català: Adjectiu
Чӑвашла: Паллă ячĕ
Cymraeg: Ansoddair
Deutsch: Adjektiv
Ελληνικά: Επίθετο
español: Adjetivo
Esperanto: Adjektivo
euskara: Adjektibo
فارسی: صفت
føroyskt: Lýsingarorð
français: Adjectif
Gaeilge: Aidiacht
Gàidhlig: Buadhair
galego: Adxectivo
한국어: 형용사
հայերեն: Ածական անուն
हिन्दी: विशेषण
hrvatski: Pridjevi
Bahasa Indonesia: Kata sifat
Ирон: Миногон
íslenska: Lýsingarorð
italiano: Aggettivo
עברית: תואר השם
Basa Jawa: Tembung sipat
қазақша: Сын есім
Kiswahili: Vivumishi
kurdî: Rengdêr
Кыргызча: Сын атооч
Latina: Adiectivum
lietuvių: Būdvardis
Limburgs: Adjectief
lingála: Likonzámí
Lingua Franca Nova: Ajetivo
magyar: Melléknév
македонски: Придавка
മലയാളം: നാമവിശേഷണം
Bahasa Melayu: Kata adjektif
монгол: Тэмдэг нэр
မြန်မာဘာသာ: နာမဝိသေသန
日本語: 形容詞
norsk: Adjektiv
norsk nynorsk: Adjektiv
олык марий: Палымут
oʻzbekcha/ўзбекча: Sifat
پنجابی: گن ناں
Перем Коми: Тӧдчанним
ភាសាខ្មែរ: គុណនាម
Plattdüütsch: Adjektiv
polski: Przymiotnik
Ποντιακά: Επίθετον
português: Adjetivo
română: Adjectiv
Runa Simi: Rikch'ayrimana
русиньскый: Придавникы
саха тыла: Даҕааһын аат
Scots: Adjective
shqip: Mbiemri
sicilianu: Aggittivi
Simple English: Adjective
سنڌي: صفت
slovenčina: Prídavné meno
slovenščina: Pridevnik
کوردی: ئاوەڵناو
српски / srpski: Придеви
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Pridjev
Basa Sunda: Adjéktif
suomi: Adjektiivi
svenska: Adjektiv
Tagalog: Pang-uri
தமிழ்: பெயரடை
татарча/tatarça: Сыйфат (сүз төркеме)
తెలుగు: విశేషణము
тоҷикӣ: Сифат
Türkçe: Sıfat
українська: Прикметник
vèneto: Agetiu
Tiếng Việt: Tính từ
Volapük: Ladyek
walon: Addjectif
文言: 形容詞
Winaray: Adhetibo
吴语: 形容詞
ייִדיש: אדיעקטיוו
粵語: 形容詞
中文: 形容词