percontative

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Forme d’adjectif [modifier]

Singulier Pluriel
Masculin percontatif
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percontatifs
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Féminin percontative
\pɛʁ.kɔ̃.ta.tiv\
percontatives
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percontative \pɛʁ.kɔ̃.ta.tiv\ féminin

  1. Féminin singulier de percontatif.

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Étymologie[modifier]

Du latin percontativus.

Adjectif [modifier]

percontative \Prononciation ?\ non comparable

  1. (Grammaire) (Rare) Percontatif.
    • Some [grammatical writers] call these affections of the verb moods; others call them divisions, qualities, states, species, &c.; and as to the various appellations of each mood we have the personative and impersonative, the indicative, declarative, definitive, modus finiendi, modus fatendi, the rogative, interrogative, requisitive, percontative, assertive, enunciative, vocative, precative, deprecative, responsive, concessive, permissive, promissive, adhortative, optative, dubitative, imperative, mandative, conjunctive, subjunctive, adjunctive, potential, participial, infinitive, and probably many others. — (Edward Smedley, Hugh James Rose, and Henry John Rose [eds.], Encyclopædia Metropolitana I: “Universal Grammar and Philology”, pages 50–51, 1845)
    • ‘Perfect Dicibles are of various sorts: Interrogative; Percontative; Adjurative; Optative; Imprecative; Execrative; Substitutive; Compellative; Hypothetical; and, lastly, Dubious.’ — (Herman Melville, Mardi II (1922 reprint), page 285, 1849)
    • Destined for internal consumption, these three words nevertheless provoked the reply which you see here: who doesn’t? With an interrogation point, for the reply was percontative. — (Raymond Queneau, Zazie, traduction anonyme de Zazie dans le métro, 1960, page 128)

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