ablatival

ablative

1 [ab-luh-tiv] Grammar.
adjective
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 agent.
noun
2.
the ablative case.
3.
a word in that case, as Troiā in Latin Aenēas Troiā vēnit, “Aeneas came from Troy.”

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English < Latin ablātīvus. See ablate, -ive

ablatival [ab-luh-tahy-vuhl] , adjective
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ablative (ˈæblətɪv)
 
adj
1.  (in certain inflected languages such as Latin) denoting a case of nouns, pronouns, and adjectives indicating the agent in passive sentences or the instrument, manner, or place of the action described by the verb
 
n
2.  a.  the ablative case
 b.  a word or speech element in the ablative case
3.  taking away or removing: ablative surgery
4.  able to disintegrate or be worn away at a very high temperature: a thick layer of ablative material

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ablative
mid-15c., from M.Fr. ablatif, from L. (casus) ablativus "(case) of removal," expressing direction from a place or time, coined by Julius Caesar from ablatus "taken away," pp. of auferre "carrying away," from ab- "away" + irregular verb ferre (pp. latum; see oblate) "to carry, to bear" (see infer).
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