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EtymologyEdit

  • First attested in the 1520's.
  • From Latin accumulātus, perfect passive participle of accumulō ‎(amass, pile up), formed from ad ‎(to, towards, at) + cumulō ‎(heap), from cumulus ‎(a heap).

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VerbEdit

accumulate ‎(third-person singular simple present accumulates, present participle accumulating, simple past and past participle accumulated)

  1. (transitive) To heap up in a mass; to pile up; to collect or bring together; to amass.
    He wishes to accumulate a sum of money.
  2. (intransitive) To grow or increase in quantity or number; to increase greatly.
    • Ill fares the land, to hastening ills a prey, Where wealth accumulates, and men decay. - Oliver Goldsmith

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AdjectiveEdit

accumulate ‎(not comparable)

  1. (poetic, rare) Collected; accumulated.

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LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From accumulō ‎(amass, pile up)

AdverbEdit

accumulātē (comparative accumulātius, superlative accumulātissimē)

  1. abundantly, copiously

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ReferencesEdit

  • accumulate in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • accumulate in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • accumulate in Félix Gaffiot (1934), Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Paris: Hachette.
  • accumulate” in Ramminger, Johann (accessed 16 July 2016) Neulateinische Wortliste: Ein Wörterbuch des Lateinischen von Petrarca bis 1700[1], pre-publication website, 2005-2016
  • Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, 1st edition. (Oxford University Press)
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