un inceptive

inceptive

[in-sep-tiv]
adjective
1.
beginning; initial.
2.
Grammar. (of a derived verb, or of an aspect in verb inflection) expressing the beginning of the action indicated by the underlying verb, as Latin verbs in -scō, which generally have inceptive force, as calēscō “become or begin to be hot” from caleō “be hot.”
noun Grammar.
3.
the inceptive aspect.
4.
a verb in this aspect.

Origin:
1605–15; < Late Latin inceptīvus. See incept, -ive

inceptively, adverb
uninceptive, adjective
uninceptively, adverb


1. inchoative, embryonic, nascent.
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inceptive (ɪnˈsɛptɪv)
 
adj
1.  beginning; incipient; initial
2.  grammar Also called: inchoative denoting an aspect of verbs in some languages used to indicate the beginning of an action
 
n
3.  grammar
 a.  the inceptive aspect of verbs
 b.  a verb in this aspect
 
in'ceptively
 
adv

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