adverbative

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

adverb +‎ -ative

Adjective[edit]

adverbative (not comparable)

  1. (grammar) Functioning as an adverb; adverbial.
    • 2002, Ross King et al., Continuing Korean, page 211:
      "Verbs have an adverbative form made by attaching -게 to the base."

Usage notes[edit]

Used principally in Korean and Indic linguistics, in order to distinguish a particular "adverbative" form from more general "adverbial" phenomena.