from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Expressing or designating repeated action.
- n. A frequentative verb or verb form.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Serving to express repetition of an action.
- n. Refers to 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.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Serving to express the frequent repetition of an action.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In grammar, serving to express the repetition of an action: as, dictito is a frequentative verb.
- n. A verb which denotes the frequent occurrence or repetition of an action, as dictito (Latin) from dicto, vāvadīti (Sanskrit) from vadati, waggle from wag.
- n. Abbreviated freq.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a verb form that serves to express frequent repetition of an action
Latin frequentātīvus, from frequentātus, past participle of frequentāre, to repeat, from frequēns, frequent-, frequent.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Late Latin frequentativus, from Latin frequentare ("to do or use often"); see frequent. Surface analysis is frequent + -ative. (Wiktionary)