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reduplicate

(of petals or sepals) having the margins curving outwards
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There seems to be little doubt that the Northwest Germanic forms are closely related to the reduplicating verbs in Gothic and that they formed their preterite by reduplication in Germanic.
As suggested by Voyles (1980), the split between Gothic reduplicating verbs and Northwest Germanic ablauting verbs of class VII is to be looked for in their different stress patterns.
The originally unstressed reduplicating syllable created appropriate conditions for the operation of Verner's law in Germanic.
This new type spread first into the archaic reduplicating preterites: het, let, red for heht, leort, reord, and later disseminated to the other verbs of this class (Mottausch 1998: 71).
The reanalysis in the system of originally reduplicating verbs in Northwest Germanic is to be dated long after the departure of Goths from the region of the Baltic Sea (around the 3rd c.
The luridness begins when pen is set to paper: "Spenser's very project of reduplicating Elizabeth's virtue on the page both eroticizes it and introduces it into the logic of sexual reproduction" (83).