frequentative

See also: fréquentative

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From Late Latin frequentativus, from Latin frequentāre (to do or use often). Morphologically as if frequent +‎ -ative. Akin to frequent.

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  • IPA(key): /fɹɪˈkwɛntətɪv/

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frequentative (not comparable)

  1. (grammar) Serving to express repetition of an action.
    "Crackle" is an English frequentative verb derived from "crack".

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frequentative (plural frequentatives)

  1. (grammar) Any of a subclass of imperfective verbs that denote a repeated action, no longer productive in English, but found in e.g. Finnish, Latin, Russian, and Turkish.

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frequentative

  1. feminine plural of frequentativo