sigmatic

adjective
sig·​mat·​ic | \ (ˈ)sig¦matik\

Definition of sigmatic

of a tense
: characterized by the addition of s to the root in forming the tense stem used especially of an aorist and a future in Greek and of corresponding forms in other Indo-European languages opposed to asigmatic

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History and Etymology for sigmatic

International Scientific Vocabulary sigmat- (from Greek, from sigma) + -ic

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