One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A process by which a term is formed by adding a bound morpheme (e.g. -ed) to a combination of existing words (e.g. black-eyed from black eye(s) + -ed).
Mid 19th century: from Greek parasunthesis, from para- ‘subsidiary’ + synthesis.
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