abessive\ case

abessive\ case
ilmaütlev kääne, abessiiv

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  • Abessive case — In linguistics, abessive (abbreviated ABESS, from Latin abesse to be distant ), caritive and privative (abbreviated PRIV) are names for a grammatical case expressing the lack or absence of the marked noun. In English, the corresponding function… …   Wikipedia

  • abessive case — noun case used to express the lack or absence of something. It has the meaning of the English preposition without or the affix less. Some languages that use the abessive case are Erzya, Estonian, Finnish, and Inari Sami. Syn: car …   Wiktionary

  • abessive — 1. adjective of, or relating to that grammatical case used in some languages to indicate absence 2. noun the abessive case, or a word in this case …   Wiktionary

  • abessive — /a bes iv/, Gram. adj. 1. noting a case, as in Finnish, whose distinctive function is to indicate absence or lack. n. 2. the abessive case. [1890 94; < L abess(e) to be distant + IVE] * * * …   Universalium

  • case — Synonyms and related words: Bible truth, Smyth sewing, abessive, ablative, absolute fact, accepted fact, accusative, action, actual fact, adessive, admitted fact, afghan, alien, allative, ammunition box, anyhow, anyway, apoplectic, approximative …   Moby Thesaurus

  • abessive — (ˈ)a|besiv adjective Etymology: Latin abesse to be absent + English ive more at absent of a grammatical case : denoting absence or lack …   Useful english dictionary

  • caritive case — noun case used to express the lack or absence of something. It has the meaning of the English preposition without. The caritive case is found in some Caucasian languages. Syn: abessive case, privative case …   Wiktionary

  • Dative case — The dative case (abbreviated dat, or sometimes d when it is a core argument) is a grammatical case generally used to indicate the noun to whom something is given, as in George gave Jamie a drink . In general, the dative marks the indirect object… …   Wikipedia

  • Grammatical case — Grammatical categories Animacy Aspect Case Clusivity Definiteness Degree of comparison Evidentiality …   Wikipedia

  • Vocative case — For the assembly programming concept, see Addressing mode. The vocative case (abbreviated voc) is the case used for a noun identifying the person (animal, object, etc.) being addressed and/or occasionally the determiners of that noun. A vocative… …   Wikipedia

  • Accusative case — The accusative case (abbreviated acc) of a noun is the grammatical case used to mark the direct object of a transitive verb. The same case is used in many languages for the objects of (some or all) prepositions. It is a noun that is having… …   Wikipedia