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participle

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Seek not happiness too greedily, and be not fearful of unhappiness.
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Etymology

From Old French participle (1388), ‘a noun-adjective’, variant of participe, from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] participium.

Pronunciation

Noun

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  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A form of a verb that may function as an adjective or noun. When combined with a form of auxiliary verbs, such as have or be, they form certain tenses or moods of the verb.
    The past participle of ‘to love’ is ‘loved’.
    The present participle of ‘to go’ is ‘going’.

Usage notes

In English, participles typically end in -ing or -ed.

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