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ablative case

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  • (abbreviation): Abl.

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From French ablatif, from Latin ablativus, from ablatus (carried away), past participle of auferre (to carry away", "to remove). See ablation.

NounEdit

ablative case (plural ablative cases)

  1. (grammar) A case used in some languages to indicate movement away from something, removal, separation, source. It corresponds roughly to the English prepositions "of", "from", "away from", and "concerning".

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