Inceptive meaning

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Incipient; beginning.
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Inchoative.
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An inchoative verb.
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Beginning; introductory; initial.
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Expressing the beginning of an action.
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An inceptive verb or form, as in Latin.
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Beginning; of or relating to inception.
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(grammar) Aspectually inflected to show that the action is beginning.

Few languages have an inceptive aspect. In some that do, it is identical to the inchoative aspect. The inceptive aspect is often translated into English as "to start [doing something]".

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Origin of inceptive

  • From the French inceptif, from the Latin inceptīvus, from incipiō (“I begin”).

    From Wiktionary