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EtymologyEdit

From Latin abesse (to be absent), infinitive of absum, from ab- (away) +‎ sum (be, verb).[1]

PronunciationEdit

  • (US) IPA(key): /æˈbɛ.sɪv/, /ˈæˌbɛ.sɪv/

AdjectiveEdit

abessive (not comparable)

  1. (grammar) Of, or relating to the grammatical case used in some languages to indicate absence. [Late 19th century.][1]

NounEdit

abessive (plural abessives)

  1. (grammar) The abessive case, or a word in this case. [Late 19th century.][1]

TranslationsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 “abessive” in Lesley Brown, editor, The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, 5th edition, Oxford: Oxford University Press, →ISBN, page 4.

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AdjectiveEdit

abessive

  1. feminine singular of abessif