incipiently

incipient

[in-sip-ee-uhnt]
adjective
beginning to exist or appear; in an initial stage: an incipient cold.

Origin:
1580–90; < Latin incipient- (stem of incipiēns, present participle of incipere to take in hand, begin), equivalent to in- in-2 + -cipi- (combining form of capi- take) + -ent- -ent

incipiently, adverb

incipient, insipid, insipient.


beginning, nascent, developing.
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incipient (ɪnˈsɪpɪənt)
 
adj
just starting to be or happen; beginning
 
[C17: from Latin incipiēns, from incipere to begin, take in hand, from in-² + capere to take]
 
in'cipience
 
n
 
in'cipiency
 
n
 
in'cipiently
 
adv

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incipient
1669, from L. incipientem (nom. incipiens), prp. of incipere "begin, take up," from in- "on" + -cipere, comb. form of capere "to take" (see capable).
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