Inceptive



[in-sep-tiv] /ɪnˈsɛp tɪv/

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.
/ɪnˈsɛptɪv/
adjective
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
noun
3.
(grammar)

adj.

1650s, from French inceptif (16c.), from Latin incept-, past participle stem of incipere “to begin” (see inception).

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