Glossary of Linguistic Terms

Major Entry In A Lexical Database


A major entry is a unit in a lexical database representing a lexeme with its phonological, semantic, grammatical, and anthropological information (where lexically relevant and available).

Insert the following types of lexemes as major entries:

  • Morphemes
  • Letters of the alphabet
  • Loan words or phrases
  • Proper names

Click the following jumps to see examples of major entries in the lexical database: