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  • adjective linguistics, of a verb Intransitive and having an agent as its subject.
  • noun linguistics An unergative verb.

Etymologies

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un- +‎ ergative, from the fact that in an ergative-absolutive language, the only case which uniquely identifies a volitional argument is the ergative case, which marks the agent of a transitive verb.

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