incipiative

adjective
in·​cip·​i·​a·​tive | \ ə̇nˈsipēˌātiv, -ēət- \

Definition of incipiative

 (Entry 1 of 2)

of a verb form or aspect
: expressing action about to begin or just beginning — compare habituative

incipiative

noun
\ " \
plural -s

Definition of incipiative (Entry 2 of 2)

: an incipiative form of a verb

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History and Etymology for incipiative

Adjective

incipient + -ative

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“Incipiative.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/incipiative. Accessed 4 Jul. 2022.

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