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locative

[lok-uh-tiv] /ˈlɒk ə tɪv/
adjective
1.
(in certain inflected languages) noting a case whose distinctive function is to indicate place in or at which, as Latin domī “at home.”.
noun
2.
the locative case.
3.
a word in that case.
Origin
1795-1805
1795-1805; locate + -ive, on the model of vocative
Related forms
unlocative, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for unlocative

locative

/ˈlɒkətɪv/
adjective
1.
(of a word or phrase) indicating place or direction
2.
denoting a case of nouns, etc, that refers to the place at which the action described by the verb occurs
noun
3.
  1. the locative case
  2. a word or speech element in this case
Word Origin
C19: locate + -ive, on the model of vocative
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Word Origin and History for unlocative

locative

n.

"grammatical case indicating place," 1804, from Latin locus "place" (see locus) on model of Latin vocativus "vocative," from vocatus, past participle of vocare "to call, summon." As an adjective by 1816.

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