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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Describing the initial stage of an act.
  • adj. Pertaining to the nature of commencement or beginnings.
  • adj. Denoting the start of an action. (Grammatical)
  • n. An inchoative verb.


From incohativus, a participle stem of the Latin word, incohare, “to begin.” (Wiktionary)


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