dental preterit

noun

Definition of dental preterit

: a past tense formed by the addition of a suffix containing a dental or alveolar consonant used especially of Germanic weak verbs

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“Dental preterit.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dental%20preterit. Accessed 19 Jan. 2021.

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