incipient

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Borrowed from Latin incipiēns, present participle of incipiō (begin).

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incipient (not comparable)

  1. In an initial stage; beginning, starting, coming into existence.
    • 1834, Letitia Elizabeth Landon, Francesca Carrara, volume 1, page 141:
      How many more places might have been distributed by her incipient majesty it is impossible to say, for the thread of her meditation was broken by the sudden termination of the path.
    • 2020, N. K. Jemisin, The City We Became, Orbit, page 405:
      Aislyn presses back against her house’s front door, panting a little with an incipient panic attack.
    After 500 years, incipient towns appeared.
    Employees shall be familiarized with the use of a fire extinguisher in incipient stage fire fighting.

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Noun[edit]

incipient (countable and uncountable, plural incipients)

  1. (countable, obsolete) beginner
  2. (uncountable, grammar) A verb tense of the Hebrew language.

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Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

incipient

  1. third-person plural future active indicative of incipiō

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin incipiens or Italian incipiente.

Adjective[edit]

incipient m or n (feminine singular incipientă, masculine plural incipienți, feminine and neuter plural incipiente)

  1. incipient

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