adverb

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈædvɜːb/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈædˌvɝb/
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  • Hyphenation: ad‧verb

Noun[edit]

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.

Usage notes[edit]

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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Verb[edit]

adverb ‎(third-person singular simple present adverbs, present participle adverbing, simple past and past participle adverbed)

  1. (rare) To make into or become an adverb.
    • 1973, Indian Linguistics, volume 34, page 241:
      Considering these postpositional phrases to be adverbed phrases would be an insufficient analysis, since the postpositions are determined by the verb.
    • 1998, English linguistics[1]:
      Even if, in the case of native speakers of English in particular, bonded adverbed verbs are always understood and used as entities, the different stages of théir formation are probably those I have just described.
    • 2005, John Barth, The Book of Ten Nights and a Night: Eleven Stories[2], page 8:
      Then, post-adverbially, they start over again from Square One, explaining that queer name of hers and who and where she is and what's going on here besides adverbing.

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Norwegian Wikipedia has an article on:

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Etymology[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

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

  1. (grammar) adverb

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

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]

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

Noun[edit]

adverb n ‎(plural adverbe)

  1. adverb

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

àdverb m ‎(Cyrillic spelling а̀дверб)

  1. adverb

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Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

adverb n

  1. adverb

Declension[edit]

Inflection of adverb 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative adverb adverbet adverb adverben
Genitive adverbs adverbets adverbs adverbens

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Veps[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Noun[edit]

adverb

  1. adverb

Inflection[edit]

Inflection of adverb
nominative sing. adverb
genitive sing. adverban
partitive sing. adverbad
partitive plur. adverboid
singular plural
nominative adverb adverbad
accusative adverban adverbad
genitive adverban adverboiden
partitive adverbad adverboid
essive-instructive adverban adverboin
translative adverbaks adverboikš
inessive adverbas adverboiš
elative adverbaspäi adverboišpäi
illative  ? adverboihe
adessive adverbal adverboil
ablative adverbalpäi adverboilpäi
allative adverbale adverboile
abessive adverbata adverboita
comitative adverbanke adverboidenke
prolative adverbadme adverboidme
approximative I adverbanno adverboidenno
approximative II adverbannoks adverboidennoks
egressive adverbannopäi adverboidennopäi
terminative I  ? adverboihesai
terminative II adverbalesai adverboilesai
terminative III adverbassai
additive I  ? adverboihepäi
additive II adverbalepäi adverboilepäi

References[edit]

  • Zajceva, N. G.; Mullonen, M. I. (2007), “наречие”, in Uz’ venä-vepsläine vajehnik / Novyj russko-vepsskij slovarʹ [New Russian–Veps Dictionary], Petrozavodsk: Periodika