Diacronia 5, March 23, 2017, A67 (1–10)doi:10.17684/i5A67en

Verbs derived with în–1 (îm–1). Logico-semantic approaches in Old Romanian texts

Marinușa Constantin


Faculty of Letters, “Ovidius” University, Aleea Universității 1, 900472 Constanța, Romania


Received December 20, 2016
Accepted February 14, 2017
Published March 23, 2017

Key words

change of state
Old Romanian literary language


This paper, which falls into the field of derivational morphology, aims to analyse, from the logico-semantic viewpoint, the verbs derived with în– (îm–), excerpted from old Romanian texts.

Starting from the assumption that, regardless of the stages of an idiom, there are sufficient means to render some aspects that have to do, in principle, with the internal lexical creativity of that particular language, it is interesting to emphasize the way in which ‘the change of state’ is reflected in old Romanian literary texts. The analysis grids include the semantic and morphological principles—adapted to our working material which consists of a corpus of religious and laic texts from the 16th–18th centuries.

Our approach has focused on various possibilities of expressing the ‘transformation’ materialized in the evolutional-dynamic process, taking into account the categorial relations between în– and the bases to which it is attached, and the conceptual values imposed by the mentioned affix on the derived term.


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    Text:Constantin, M. (2017). Verbs derived with în–1 (îm–1). Logico-semantic approaches in Old Romanian texts, Diacronia 5 (March 23), A67 (1–10),
     author = {Marinușa Constantin},
     title = {Verbs derived with în–1 (îm–1). Logico-semantic approaches in Old Romanian texts},
     journal = {Diacronia},
     ISSN = {2393-1140},
     year = {2017},
     month = {March},
     number = {5},
     eid = {A67},
     doi = {10.17684/i5A67en},
     pages = "(1–10)",
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