ablative case


ablative case
n. grammatical case that indicates direction or location or agency (Grammar)

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  • Ablative case — In linguistics, ablative case (abbreviated ABL) is a name given to cases in various languages whose common characteristic is that they mark motion away from something, though the details in each language may differ. The name ablative is derived… …   Wikipedia

  • ablative case — noun the case indicating the agent in passive sentences or the instrument or manner or place of the action described by the verb • Syn: ↑ablative • Hypernyms: ↑oblique, ↑oblique case …   Useful english dictionary

  • ablative case — noun case used in some languages to indicate movement away from something, removal, separation, source. It corresponds roughly to the English prepositions from , away from , and concerning …   Wiktionary

  • Ablative — Ab la*tive, (Gram.) The ablative case. [1913 Webster] {ablative absolute}, a construction in Latin, in which a noun in the ablative case has a participle (either expressed or implied), agreeing with it in gender, number, and case, both words… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ablative absolute — Ablative Ab la*tive, (Gram.) The ablative case. [1913 Webster] {ablative absolute}, a construction in Latin, in which a noun in the ablative case has a participle (either expressed or implied), agreeing with it in gender, number, and case, both… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ablative — [ab′lə tiv; ] for adj. 2 [, ab lāt′iv] adj. [ME < L ablativus < ablatus, pp. of auferre < ab , away + ferre, to BEAR1] 1. Gram. designating, of, or in a case expressing removal, deprivation, direction away from, source, cause, or agency… …   English World dictionary

  • ablative absolute — n. Gram. in Latin, a grammatically independent phrase containing a noun in the ablative case and a participle, pronoun, or second noun also in the ablative case, used to express time, cause, or circumstance …   English World dictionary

  • ablative — 1. adjective a) Applied to one of the cases of the noun in some languages, the fundamental meaning of the case being removal, separation, or taking away. Where the heart is forestalled with misopinion, ablative directions are found needful to… …   Wiktionary

  • ablative — n. & adj. Gram. n. the case (esp. in Latin) of nouns and pronouns (and words in grammatical agreement with them) indicating an agent, instrument, or location. adj. of or in the ablative. Phrases and idioms: ablative absolute an absolute… …   Useful english dictionary

  • ablative — ablative1 ablatival /ab leuh tuy veuhl/, adj. /ab leuh tiv/, Gram. adj. 1. (in some inflected languages) noting a case that has among its functions the indication of place from which or, as in Latin, place in which, manner, means, instrument, or… …   Universalium


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