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verb (n.)

"断言或声明的词;职务是谓语的那部分言语,它单独或与各种修饰词或助词相结合,与主语结合成句"[世纪词典],14世纪末,来自古法语 verbe "词;神的话语;说;表达行动或存在的那部分言语"(12世纪),直接来自拉丁语 verbum "动词",原为"词",来自PIE根 *were- (3)"说话"(来源也是阿维斯坦语 urvata- "命令。" 梵文 vrata- "命令,誓言;"希腊文 rhētōr "公言", rhetra "协议,约定", eirein "说,说;"赫梯文 weriga- "号召,召唤;"立陶宛文 vardas "名字;"哥特文 waurd ,古英语 word "单词")。)

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Definitions of verb from WordNet

verb (n.)
the word class that serves as the predicate of a sentence;
verb (n.)
a content word that denotes an action, occurrence, or state of existence;
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