plusquamperfectum

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Latin[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From plūs (more) + quam (than) + perfectum, neuter singular of perfectus (achieved; finished; perfected). Literally, "more than finished".

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /pluːs.kʷam.perˈfek.tum/, [pɫuːs.kʷam.pɛrˈfɛk.tũ]

Adjective[edit]

plūsquamperfectum

  1. nominative neuter singular of plūsquamperfectus
  2. accusative neuter singular of plūsquamperfectus
  3. vocative neuter singular of plūsquamperfectus

Etymology 2[edit]

From tempus praeteritum plūsquamperfectum, "the pluperfect tense" (Literally: "the more-than-finished past tense")

Adjective[edit]

plūsquamperfectum

  1. (grammar; neuter substantive (etymological)) the pluperfect

Usage notes[edit]