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Is there a name for "noun-verbing" adjectives?

Italian has something similar, but it's not "noun-verbing" as much as it is a "verb-noun" object. The verb part is the second-person singular imperative form. Examples: A towel is ...
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Is there a name for "noun-verbing" adjectives?

This type of language exists in other languages; the example I know of this occurring is in Japanese, where you can have a noun and verb follow each other in order to describe another noun; however, ...
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Is there a name for "noun-verbing" adjectives?

Since in your examples the 1st component determines the 2nd one (not just hunting, but specifically rabbit-hunting, not simply driving, but self-driving), such compounds are of the tatpuruṣa (aka ...
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Can one word be classified as two different word classes?

I am inclined to believe that stative passives-verbs without explicit agents are adjectives, as they don't focus on event i.e. they are not eventive. A Verb should show action or event, not mere ...
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