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frɪˈkwɛn tə tɪvfre·quen·ta·tive

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. frequentativenoun

    a verb form that serves to express frequent repetition of an action

Wiktionary

  1. frequentativenoun

    Refers to a subclass of imperfective verbs that denotes a repeated action. An example in English would be the frequentative verb "to crackle," as opposed to the nonfrequentative "to crack." The frequentative is no longer productive in English, but some languages that have frequentative forms include Finnish, Latin, Russian, and Turkish.

    Etymology: From frequentativus, from frequentare; see frequent. Surface analysis is .

  2. frequentativeadjective

    Serving to express repetition of an action.

    Etymology: From frequentativus, from frequentare; see frequent. Surface analysis is .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Frequentativeadjective

    serving to express the frequent repetition of an action; as, a frequentative verb

    Etymology: [L. frequentativus: cf. F. frquentatif.]

  2. Frequentativenoun

    a frequentative verb

    Etymology: [L. frequentativus: cf. F. frquentatif.]

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  1. Frequentative

    In grammar, a frequentative form of a word is one which indicates repeated action. The frequentative form can be considered a separate, but not completely independent word, called a frequentative. The frequentative is no longer productive in English, but in some languages, such as Finno-Ugric languages, Slavo-Baltic, Turkic etc., it is.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of frequentative in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of frequentative in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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