deponent

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin dēpōnēns (laying aside), the present active participle of dēpōnō (lay aside), from dē- + pōnō (put, place). The name comes from the idea that such verbs were originally reflexive and then later "laid aside" their passive meanings.

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Adjective[edit]

deponent (not comparable)

  1. (grammar, of a verb) Having passive grammatical form (that is, conjugating like the passive voice), but an active meaning.

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Noun[edit]

deponent (plural deponents)

  1. (law) A witness; especially one who gives information under oath, in a deposition concerning facts known to him or her.
  2. (grammar) A deponent verb.

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Danish[edit]

Adjective[edit]

deponent

  1. This term needs a translation to English. Please help out and add a translation, then remove the text {{rfdef}}.

Inflection[edit]

Inflection of deponent
Positive Comparative Superlative
Common singular deponent 2
Neuter singular deponent 2
Plural deponente 2
Definite attributive1 deponente
1) When an adjective is applied predicatively to something definite, the corresponding "indefinite" form is used.
2) The "indefinite" superlatives may not be used attributively.

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Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

dēpōnent

  1. third-person plural future active indicative of dēpōnō

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin deponens

Noun[edit]

deponent m (plural deponenți)

  1. depositor

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