applicative: a derived form of a verb which means 'do (the verb) for/to/against/etc. someone else'. Applicatives and causatives are two important classes of derived transitive verbal structures in many languages. For instance, the English prefix "be-" is sometimes applicative: "bespatter" means to spatter some liquid on an object. The Orizaba Nawatl verb stem "teki-lia" is the applicative form of "teki" 'cut', and it means 'cut it for (the object)' or 'cut it off of (the object)'. [Spanish: aplicativo]
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