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Autological

Postby call_copse » Mon Aug 22, 2016 7:25 am

A word that expresses or embodies a quality that it possesses e.g. adjectival is itself adjectival. Antonym heterological. For those who like turning their brains inside out see also:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grelling% ... on_paradox

From discussion of hullaballo.

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=8419
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