frequens

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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); third declension

  1. crowded, crammed
  2. frequent, repeated

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

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