"fientive" meaning in English

See fientive in All languages combined, or Wiktionary

Adjective

Etymology: Neologism created from Latin fierī (“to happen, become”) on the pattern of words like stative, durative, iterative, causative. Etymology templates: {{der|en|la|fīō|fierī|t=to happen, become}} Latin fierī (“to happen, become”) Head templates: {{en-adj|-}} fientive (not comparable)
  1. (grammar, Semitic linguistics) designating a durative and dynamic action performed by the subject Tags: not-comparable Categories (topical): Grammar
    Sense id: en-fientive-en-adj-Cb2ezfEG Topics: grammar, human-sciences, linguistics, sciences
  2. (grammar, Indo-European linguistics) designating entering into a state as opposed to being in a state Tags: not-comparable Categories (topical): Grammar
    Sense id: en-fientive-en-adj-3FTiypZj Categories (other): English entries with incorrect language header Disambiguation of English entries with incorrect language header: 44 56 Topics: grammar, human-sciences, linguistics, sciences

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