\ \ [15] Adverb comes ultimately from a Latin word modelled on Greek epírrhēma, literally ‘added word’. The elements of this compound (the prefix epi- and rhēmaword’) were translated literally into Latin (ad- and verbum), giving adverbum. English took the word either directly from Latin, or via French adverbe.
\ \ Cf.VERB

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