strong verb

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Etymology[edit]

Calque of German stark (strong) Verb (verb). More at stark, verb.

Noun[edit]

strong verb (plural strong verbs)

  1. (grammar) A class of Germanic verbs which use ablaut as opposed to a dental affix to indicate tense.
  2. (grammar) A subset of English irregular verbs which lack the addition of a dental affix to indicate the simple past and past participle tenses.

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