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deponent verb

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  • Deponent verb — In linguistics, a deponent verb is a verb that is active in meaning but takes its form from a different voice, most commonly the middle or passive. A deponent verb doesn t have active forms; it can be said to have deposited them (into oblivion).… …   Wikipedia

  • Deponent — may refer to: A person who makes a deposition Deponent verb, a verb active in meaning, but passive or middle in form This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the same title. If an internal link led …   Wikipedia

  • Deponent — De*po nent, n. [L. deponenes, entis, laying down. See {Depone}, v. t.] 1. (Law) One who deposes or testifies under oath; one who gives evidence; usually, one who testifies in writing. [1913 Webster] 2. (Gr. & Lat. Gram.) A deponent verb. Syn:… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • deponent — [dē pō′nənt, dipō′nənt] adj. [L deponens, prp. of deponere, to lay down, set down: see DEPOSE] Gram. designating any of those verbs in classical Latin and Greek having passive or middle voice forms and an active meaning n. 1. Gram. a deponent… …   English World dictionary

  • deponent — /di poh neuhnt/, adj. 1. Class. Gk. and Latin Gram. (of a verb) appearing only in the passive or Greek middle voice forms, but with active meaning. n. 2. Law. a person who testifies under oath, esp. in writing. 3. Class. Gk. and Latin Gram. a… …   Universalium

  • deponent — de•po•nent [[t]dɪˈpoʊ nənt[/t]] adj. 1) gram. (of a verb in Latin or Greek) appearing only in the passive or Greek middle voice forms, but with active meaning 2) law a person who gives evidence 3) gram. a deponent verb • Etymology: 1520–30; <… …   From formal English to slang

  • deponent — I. adjective Etymology: Late Latin deponent , deponens, from Latin, present participle of deponere Date: 15th century occurring with passive or middle voice forms but with active voice meaning < the deponent verbs in Latin and Greek > II. noun… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • deponent — adj. & n. adj. Gram. (of a verb, esp. in Latin or Greek) passive or middle in form but active in meaning. n. 1 Gram. a deponent verb. 2 Law a a person making a deposition under oath. b a witness giving written testimony for use in court etc.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • deponent — /dəˈpoʊnənt/ (say duh pohnuhnt) adjective 1. (of a verb, in Greek and Latin grammar) appearing only in the passive (or Greek middle) voice forms, but with active meaning, as Latin loqui to talk. –noun 2. Law someone who testifies under oath,… …   Australian English dictionary

  • deponent — 1. adjective Having passive form (that is, conjugating like the passive voice), but an active meaning. (Such verbs, originally reflexive, are considered to have laid aside their passive meanings.) Examples include and (confer the ) 2. noun a) A… …   Wiktionary

  • deponent — DEPONÉNT1, Ă, deponenţi, te, adj. (În gramatica latină, despre verbe şi forme verbale) Cu formă pasivă şi înţeles activ. – Din fr. déponent, lat. deponens, ntis. Trimis de RACAI, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DEX 98  DEPONÉNT2, Ă, deponenţi, te s.m. şi f.… …   Dicționar Român


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