Lexical

the individual words that make of a language; dictionary

“of or relating to words or the vocabulary of a language as distinguished from its grammar and construction”
(accessed in Merriam-Webster https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lexical)

This word first came up in The Worldmakers by Ayesha Ramachandran: “One of the first signs of change is lexical: the words used to designate “world” in both classical and vernacular languages undergo significant re-configuration over the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries” (10).

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