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A prefix or particle preceding the root or stem of a verb, as for- in forget.

pre·verb′ adj.


(Grammar) a prefix or particle preceding the root of a verb
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In the field of computational processing, "Voice, preverb, and transitivity restrictions in Sanskrit verb use" (pp.
If there is a preverb in the clause, it functions as its head.
at the verb aembaryn 'to understand' (2a), which can be traced back to the fusion (in Russian srascenie) of the preverb aem- < *ham- and the root *bher (Abaev 1958/1996: 136).
by Guy Albert, shows several examples of the Plains Cree evidential preverb matwe- "visibly or audibly" (e.
For example, the preverb meg is written as one orthographic word together with the verb nez in (44a) but as an independent word in the synonymous sentence (44b), where it is separated from the verb by the finite auxiliary akart.
Bloomfield, Leonard 1929 "Notes on the preverb ge- in Alfredian English", in: Kemp Malone--M.
The exact implications of the verb astuiie from stu- "praise" are not clear; the preverb a- expresses motion "to" and the middle voice relates the action to the speaker.
Generally, a given verb uses the same preverb throughout its entire paradigm.
In this example, an adverbial preverb neke- precedes the functional middle of the verb, which includes information about aspect and subject marking.
Patanjali here asks how a third-triplet ending could occur in the meaning of a fourth-triplet ending and answers that the rule itself provides both for atmanepada affixes after dan used with the preverb sam and for a third-triplet ending in construction with such a form, in the usage of uninstructed non-elite speakers: katham nama trtiyd caturthyarthe syat I evam tarhy asistavyavahdre 'nena trtiyd ca vidhiyata dtmanepadam ca (Kielhorn's ed.
Expressions of spatial relations frequently have a verbal predicate prefixed by a preverb with spatial semantics.
Russell's (1999: 206) observations on Cree speakers' use of spaces between the person prefix, each preverb and the verb stem when using their syllabic orthography, a practice he argues aligns with various phonological arguments that the units so defined constitute separate phonological words.