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tr.v. as·sev·er·at·ed, as·sev·er·at·ing, as·sev·er·ates
To declare seriously or positively; affirm.

[Latin assevērāre, assevērāt- : ad-, ad- + sevērus, serious; see segh- in Indo-European roots.]

as·sev′er·a′tion n.
as·sev′er·a′tive (-ə-rā′tĭv, -ər-ə-tĭv) adj.


characterized by or relating to solemn declaration or affirmation
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Edzard 2012), a topic not covered in this study, even though Cohen devotes some space to conditional structures with modal and asseverative particles.
by name (Sa suer par non 1096): although the line is metrically complete, it is possible that the sister's name has been in some way omitted (unless the phrase 'par non' has here a purely asseverative or intensifying function: other examples of the phrase in the poem--at lines 745, 1237, and 1323--are not conclusive).
2) Scholars have long observed that in certain contexts, the Hebrew negative interrogative seems to warrant an asseverative meaning.
5) refers to the negative forms in the asseverative paradigm in OB.
if ['im] I do X"); (b) the word Id has frequently been analyzed as an asseverative particle ("indeed"), or even as a conditional particle (cf.
In spite of claims since antiquity that the Homeric particle results from the univerbation of the elided clitic conjunction [tau][epsilon] and the apocopated asseverative particle [alpha][rho][alpha] (e.
But the sense of 'doch' that this word may signal is not 'however', as it is rendered in English (which is the antithesis of asseveration), but rather the strongly asseverative 'certainly' (incorrect translation).
The type c paronomastic infinitive (Cohen 2004: [section]3) is used like the asseverative, for insistence, as well as for rhetorical concessives (which is what we have here; see Cohen 2005a: 60-65).
The third subtype, however, is distinct from the first two subtypes, in constituting one, rather than two entities: the entire construction is often interchangeable with an asseverative form (lu aprus).
l- form as the underlying form for lams of both the asseverative type (Arabic lam of emphasis, in-) and the precative type (Arabic lam of command, li-).
This alternation belongs to a category of Syro-Mesopotamian personal and geographical names prefixed with the asseverative or, less often, negative particle la- (before a or a consonant) or l- (before another vowel).
298) allows for the possibility of asseverative lu, u-ma-[al-li/la], but this spelling seems unlikely at Emar, where the feminine verbs take the precative particle spelled lu-u (lu, necessary before the t-prefix).