memorate

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin memorātus, past participle of memorāre (to bring to remembrance, mention, recount), from memor (remembering); see memory.

Noun[edit]

memorate (plural memorates)

  1. (folklore) an oral narrative from memory relating a personal experience, especially the precursor of a legend.
    • 1974, Linda Dégh and Andrew Vázsonyi, “The memorate and the proto-memorate”, in The Journal of American Folklore, volume 87, DOI:10.2307/538735, page 232:
      An undemonstrable legend is no legend at all. One must postulate that every fabulate is based on a memorate.

Verb[edit]

memorate (third-person singular simple present memorates, present participle memorating, simple past and past participle memorated)

  1. (obsolete) to commemorate
  2. (obsolete) to memorize

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Adverb[edit]

memorate

  1. present adverbial passive participle of memori

Ido[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

memorate

  1. adverbial present passive participle of memorar

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Participle[edit]

memorate

  1. past participle of memorar

Latin[edit]

Participle[edit]

memorāte

  1. vocative masculine singular of memorātus

Verb[edit]

memorāte

  1. imperative second-person plural of memoro