paradigm
A table that lists the inflected forms of a word. It serves as a model for other words that belong to the same declension or conjugation.

Example -

The paradigm for the first declension Latin noun  puella, girl.
The paradigm for the first declension Latin noun puella, girl.


Etymology -
The word derives via Late Latin from the Greek paradeigma, pattern or model (from para, beside + deiknynai, to show; thus it literally means "to show side by side").

Oxford English Dictionary -
Its first citation is from 1599:
"Now it remaineth to giue a Paradigma or example of euery Coniugation of their Moodes."
(Minsheu Span. Gram. 20)



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