complex conceptual relations, often of an abstract universal character

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Kurigram

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Bangla
Source:
Official Guide to the GRE (Graduate Record Examination)-(2nd edition)

Whether the languages of the ancient American peoples were used for expressing abstract universal concepts can be clearly answered in the case of Nahuatl. Nahuatl, like Greek and German, is a language that allows the formation of extensive compounds. By the combination of radicals or semantic elements, single compound words can express complex conceptual relations, often of an abstract universal character.

What kind of relation it is of an abstract universal character? As I understand two characters not one character can have a/more than one relation/relations. Could someone please explain it to me?
 
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  • Beryl from Northallerton

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    British English
    For 'character' read 'kind', or 'nature' or 'type'. Does that help?

    By the combination of radicals or semantic elements, single compound words can express complex conceptual relations, often of an abstract universal kind (or nature/type).
     
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