Origin of frequentative
Examples from the Web for frequentative
Startling, moving suddenly; the frequentative form of starting, which Chaucer preferred when repeating this same line in his Kn.Chaucer's Works, Volume 3 (of 7)|Geoffrey Chaucer
Some roots are reduplicated wholly or in part with a frequentative meaning, and there are traces of gemination of radicals.
The Russian verb has commonly a simple and a frequentative future.Russia|Donald Mackenzie Wallace
British Dictionary definitions for frequentative
- a frequentative verb or affix
- the frequentative aspect of verbs
Word Origin and History for frequentative
"verb which expresses repetition of action," 1520s, from French fréquentatif, from Late Latin frequentativus "that which denotes the repetition of an act," from Latin frequentatus, past participle of frequentare "visit regularly."