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Borrowed from German Konverb. By surface analysis, con- +‎ verb; compare adverb and conjunctive.

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converb (plural converbs)

  1. (linguistics) A non-finite verb form that serves to express adverbial subordination.
  2. (Yiddish linguistics) A verb with a stressed, separable prefix.

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