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Etymology edit

sub down (to) latus carry. Perfect passive participle of sufferō (carry down).

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /səˈbleɪtɪv/
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  • Rhymes: -eɪtɪv

Noun edit

sublative (uncountable)

  1. (grammar) A case of nouns in Finno-Ugric languages used to express the destination of movement, originally onto the surface of something (e.g. climb onto a tree), and, by extension, in other figurative meanings as well (e.g. to university).

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sublative (comparative more sublative, superlative most sublative)

  1. (grammar) Of or relating to the sublative case.
  2. Having power, or tending, to take away.
    • 1890, George Thibaut, transl., The Vedānta sūtras:
      Cessation dependent on a sublative act of the mind

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