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inchoative

[in-koh-uh-tiv]Grammar
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adjective
  1. inceptive.
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noun
  1. an inceptive.
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Origin of inchoative

1520–30; < Late Latin inchoātīvum (verbum) inceptive (verb). See inchoate, -ive
Related formsun·in·cho·a·tive, adjective
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Historical Examples

  • These usually have Inchoative or Inceptive meaning (see 155, 1).

    New Latin Grammar

    Charles E. Bennett

  • The suffix -iĝ- is used to form intransitive verbs of an inchoative nature.