athematic [ey-thee-mat-ik] ExamplesWord Origin adjective

  1. inflected without a thematic vowel.

Origin of athematic First recorded in 1890–95; a-6 + thematic Examples from the Web for athematic Historical Examples of athematic

  • In the verb the athematic conjugation has disappeared and the distinction of primary and secondary endings is not observed.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 5


  • British Dictionary definitions for athematic athematic adjective

    1. music not based on themes
    2. linguistics (of verbs) having a suffix attached immediately to the stem, without an intervening vowel
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