adverb

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French adverbe, from Latin adverbium, from ad- (to) + verbum (word).

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adverb (plural adverbs)

  1. (grammar) A word that modifies a verb, adjective, other adverbs, or various other types of words, phrases, or clauses.
    • 1897, Henry James, What Maisie Knew:
      ‘Fortunately your papa appreciates it; he appreciates it immensely’—that was one of the things Miss Overmore also said, with a striking insistence on the adverb.
    • (modifying a verb) I often went outside hiking during my stay in Japan.
    • (modifying an adjective) It was often cold outside.
    • (modifying another adverb) Not often.

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  • Adverbs comprise a fundamental category of words in most languages. In English, adverbs are typically formed from adjectives by appending -ly and are used to modify verbs, verb phrases, adjectives, other adverbs, and entire sentences, but not nouns or noun phrases.

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Norwegian Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia no

Etymology[edit]

From Latin adverbium

Noun[edit]

adverb n (definite singular adverbet, indefinite plural adverb or adverber, definite plural adverba or adverbene)

  1. (grammar) an adverb

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin adverbium

Noun[edit]

adverb n (definite singular adverbet, indefinite plural adverb, definite plural adverba)

  1. (grammar) an adverb

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Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin adverbium, from ad- (to) + verbum (word), French adverbe.

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adverb n (plural adverbe)

  1. adverb

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin adverbium, from ad- (to) + verbum (word).

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  • IPA(key): /ǎdʋerb/
  • Hyphenation: ad‧verb

Noun[edit]

àdverb m (Cyrillic spelling а̀дверб)

  1. adverb

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Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin adverbium, from ad- (to) + verbum (word).

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adverb n

  1. adverb

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