frequens

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Italic *frekʷents, likely from Proto-Indo-European *bʰrekʷ- (to stuff), cognate with fraxō (I patrol) [1]. Alternatively, possibly associated with farciō (I cram, stuff), Ancient Greek φράσσω (phrássō, I fence in, block), and Proto-Indo-European *bʰerǵʰ- (high), compare English berg[2].

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

frequēns (genitive frequentis, comparative frequentior, superlative frequentissimus, adverb frequenter); third-declension one-termination adjective

  1. crowded, crammed, packed
  2. frequent, repeated

Declension[edit]

Third-declension one-termination adjective.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masc./Fem. Neuter Masc./Fem. Neuter
Nominative frequēns frequentēs frequentia
Genitive frequentis frequentium
Dative frequentī frequentibus
Accusative frequentem frequēns frequentēs frequentia
Ablative frequentī frequentibus
Vocative frequēns frequentēs frequentia

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Michiel de Vaan, Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages, Brill, 2008, p. 242
  2. ^ idem, p. 202