frequentative definition

  • adjective:
    • Expressing or designating repeated action.
    • Serving to state repetition of an action.
    • Serving to state the frequent repetition of an action.
  • noun:
    • A frequentative verb or verb kind.
    • Refers to a subclass of imperfective verbs that denote a repeated activity, no longer productive in English, but present e.g. Finnish, Latin, Russian, and Turkish.
    • A verb which denotes the regular occurrence or repetition of an action, as dictito (Latin) from dicto, vāvadīti (Sanskrit) from vadati, waggle from wag.
    • Abbreviated freq.
    • a verb type that acts to convey frequent repetition of an action
  • others:
    • In sentence structure, providing to express the repetition of an action: as, dictito is a frequentative verb.

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