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- n. Plural form of frequentative.
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 Respecting the frequentatives _ductare_ and _missitare_, which last is a secondary derivative from _mittere_ (as _currere, cursare, cursitare_), see Zumpt, S 231; and about _vitabundus_, S 248.
The style of Gellius abounds with archaisms and rare words, _e. g., edulcare, recentari, aeruscator, adulescentes frugis, elegans verborum_, and shows an unnecessary predilection for frequentatives.
If we recollect that this phenomenon extends over one-half of our planet, almost from pole to pole; if we consider the shades in the grammatical forms (the genders applied to the three persons of the verb, the reduplications, the frequentatives, the duals); it appears highly astonishing to find a uniform tendency in the development of intelligence and language among so considerable a portion of the human race.
(One cannot overlook the important frequentatives skitter and probable variant squitter ` to void thin excrement. ')