deponent


1de·po·nent

adjective \di-ˈpō-nənt\

Definition of DEPONENT

:  occurring with passive or middle voice forms but with active voice meaning <the deponent verbs in Latin and Greek>

Origin of DEPONENT

Late Latin deponent-, deponens, from Latin, present participle of deponere
First Known Use: 15th century

Other Grammar and Linguistics Terms

ablaut, allusion, anacoluthon, diacritic, gerund, idiom, infinitive, metaphor, semiotics, simile

Rhymes with DEPONENT

2deponent

noun

Definition of DEPONENT

1
:  a deponent verb
2
:  one who gives evidence

First Known Use of DEPONENT

1530

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