Definition of Perfectivity
1. [n -TIES]
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Literary usage of Perfectivity
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1. Transactions of the Philological Society by Philological Society (Great Britain) (1898)
"In Indo-Germanic the means of expressing perfectivity was the aorist (Streitberg, op. cit. 139): cf. the use of the aorist stem in Greek and Sanskrit. ..."
2. A Grammar of the German Language: Designed for a Thoro and Practical Study by George Oliver Curme (1922)
"As the usual German way to indicate point-action or perfectivity is by the use of prefixes this question is treated under prefixes in 246. II. ..."
3. The Expositor edited by Samuel Cox, William Robertson Nicoll, James Moffatt (1904)
"... strongly durative though the verb is, we see its perfectivity in the fact that the goal is ideally reached : only a complete transformation of its ..."
4. The German Language: Outlines of Its Development by Tobias Johann Casjen Diekhoff (1914)
"perfectivity, in so far as any feeling for it is still alive, is now expressed by means of other prefixes, particularly er-, ver-, and aus-. ..."
5. The Metaphysics of the School by Thomas Harper (1879)
"Hence, its perfectivity postulates that precisely which is perfectible by it; in which consists the connotation. Of one entity it is perfective and, ..."
6. General Principles of the Structure of Language by James Byrne (1892)
"A prefix gives either direction or perfectivity,2 the prefix carrying the mind to the end of the process. The iterative verbs of the fifth and sixth classes ..."
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