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1292. Secondary Adjective Compounds

a. A compound having a noun as its final member very often wins secondarily the value of an adjective, being inflected in the three genders to agree with the noun which it qualifies, and used in all the constructions of an adjective.

b. This class of compounds, as was pointed out above (1247. III.), falls into the two divisions of A. Possessives, having their adjective character given them by addition of the idea ofpossessing; and B. those in which the final member is syntactically dependent on or governed by the prior member.