inceptive

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From the French inceptif, from the Latin inceptīvus, from incipiō (I begin).

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

inceptive (comparative more inceptive, superlative most inceptive)

  1. Beginning; of or relating to inception.
  2. (grammar) Aspectually inflected to show that the action is beginning.
    Few languages have an inceptive aspect. In some that do, it is identical to the inchoative aspect. The inceptive aspect is often translated into English as "to start [doing something]".

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LatinEdit

AdjectiveEdit

inceptive

  1. vocative masculine singular of inceptivus
Last modified on 13 April 2014, at 01:33