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tensal (not comparable)
- (grammar) of or pertaining to grammatical tense
- 1865, Francis Barham, History of the Hebrew philology, The Fortnightly Review, Volume 3, p. 571:
- If this theory be correct, it shows that the nature of the Hebrew verb, which agrees with the Syriac and Arabic verb, is rather modal than tensal, and differs widely from that of the verb in the Greek, Latin, and modern languages of Europe.
2007, Carlos Quiles, A Grammar of Modern Indo-European, page 160:
- In some participial constructions, however, an aorist participle can have either a tensal or aspectual meaning.