deponent

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin dēpōnēns (laying aside), the present active participle of dēpōnō (lay aside), from dē- + pōnō (put, place).

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Adjective[edit]

deponent (not comparable)

  1. (of some Latin, Greek, Danish or Old Irish verbs) Having passive form (that is, conjugating like the passive voice), but an active meaning. (Such verbs, originally reflexive, are considered to have laid aside their passive meanings.)

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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