Meaning of plusquamperfect in English:

plusquamperfect

Pronunciation /ˌplʌskwamˈpəːfɪkt/

noun

Grammar
  • = "pluperfect".

Origin

Mid 17th century (in an earlier sense). From post-classical Latin plus quam perfectum pluperfect (3rd century), use as noun of neuter of plus quam perfectus, literally ‘more than perfect’ (from classical Latin plūs more + quam, interrogative and relative adverb + perfectus), translating Hellenistic Greek ὑπερσυντελικός.