Availability of morphology/affixes/root/forms/parts of a word

colingoldbergcolingoldberg Member
edited April 3 in General


As a new member here, I would like to find out if morphology/components/related forms of a word (prefixes, suffixes, root) are available. I did not see this in my first inspection of what is available.

What I seek is generally recognized as morphology - prefixes, roots, and suffixes. But in case different terms are used, here is an example below:

For the word: "repulsive"

Components are:

  • "re"
  • "pul"
  • "sive"

For the word: "dormant"

Components are:

  • "dorm"
  • "ant"

Is this type of information available via the API?


Colin Goldberg


  • colingoldbergcolingoldberg Member

    As I read further - ie. at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morphology_(linguistics), I see that this is known as morpheme-based morphology, where a morpheme is defined as "the minimal meaningful unit of a language".

  • SimoneSimone Administrator admin

    Hi @colingoldberg
    My apologies we are very late in getting back to you, but I've now forwarded your question to my colleagues in the technical team so hopefully I'll have an answer for you soon!
    Bear with me, please.

  • AmosDuveenAmosDuveen Member, Administrator, Moderator admin

    Hi @colingoldberg,

    We don't currently offer any such data. You will find some etymologies contain elements but these are there very far from complete and only usually highlight certain morphemes.

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