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noun
  1. (grammar) The semelfactive aspect.
Translations:
  • French: aspect
    1. French, aspect sémelfactif
    2. German: Semelfaktiv
    3. Italian: aspetto semelfattivo
    4. Spanish: aspecto semelfactivo
adjective
  1. (grammar) The aspect refers to a verb form that indicates a momentary or punctiliar action.
Translations:
  • French: sémelfactif
  • German: Semelfaktiv-
  • Italian: semelfattivo
  • Spanish: semelfactivo
Etymology: From Neo-Latin semelfactivus, equivalent to Latin semel (once, a single time) < Proto-Indo-European base
  • sem- (one, together); plus factive < Latin factum (event, occurrence) < facere (to do) < Proto-Indo-European base
  • dhe- (to put, to do); plus the Latin adjectival suffix -ivus.



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