passif (c.1400)

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passif (c.1400)

[ hap]

[ FEW: 7,735b passivus; Gdf: ; GdfC: 10,292a passif; TL: 7,455 passif; DEAF:  passif; DMF:  passif; TLF:  passif; OED:  passive adj. and n.; MED:  passif adj.; DMLBS: 2137b passivus 2 ]


1gramm.(of a verbal tense) passive, in which the subject undergoes the action of the verb
( c.1400; MS: s.xv1 )  Et sçachez qu'il y a deux paires de verbes, c'est assçavoir actif et passif, [...] et le passif impersonel aura devant luy ou aprés cest seigne il, si come il est dit ou ainsi est il dit  136
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