Definitions for anarthrous
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Not having an article (especially of Greek nouns).
In Dan Brown's opening sentence, "Renowned curator Jacques Sauniu00E8re staggered through the vaulted archway of the museum's Grand Gallery", the first noun phrase is anarthrous.
Not having a determiner.
Nouns indicating status often appear in anarthous noun phrases, ie, as bare nouns.
Not having joints.
Origin: from ἄρθρον.
used without the article; as, an anarthrous substantive
without joints, or having the joints indistinct, as some insects
Origin: [Gr. 'a`narqros without joints, without the article; 'an priv. + 'a`rqron joint, the article.]
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