Startling, moving suddenly; the frequentative form of starting, which Chaucer preferred when repeating this same line in his Kn.
The Russian verb has commonly a simple and a frequentative future.
According to Skeat jingle, “a frequentative verb from the base jink,” is allied to chink, and chink is “an imitative word”.
Some roots are reduplicated wholly or in part with a frequentative meaning, and there are traces of gemination of radicals.
"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."