Origin of fricativefrom Classical Latin fricatus, past participle of fricare (see friable) + -ive
Origin of fricativeNew Latin fricātīvus from Latin fricātus past participle of fricāre to rub
(comparative more fricative, superlative most fricative)
- (phonetics) produced by air flowing through a restriction in the oral cavity.
New Latin fricativus, from Classical Latin fricāre, present active infinitive of fricō (“I rub”).