elative

elative

[ee-luh-tiv, el-uh-] Grammar.
adjective
1.
noting a case, as in Finnish, whose function is to indicate motion out of or away from.
noun
2.
an elative case.
3.
an adjectival form, as in Arabic, denoting intensity or superiority, approximately equivalent to the comparative and superlative of other languages.

Origin:
1585–95; < Latin ēlāt(us) (see elate) + -ive

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elative (ˈiːlətɪv)
 
adj
1.  Compare illative (in the grammar of Finnish and other languages) denoting a case of nouns expressing a relation of motion or direction, usually translated by the English prepositions out of or away from
 
n
2.  a.  the elative case
 b.  an elative word or speech element
 
[C19: from Latin ēlātus, past participle of efferre to carry out; see elate]

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